Dmitry Medvedev, The Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation
I would like to extend to you my warmest congratulations on the occasion of Sakhalin Energy’s 25th Anniversary and Oil and Gas Workers’ Day!
Over the past quarter of a century, your Company has opened an important energy route for Russia and become one of the premier energy sources for the Asia-Pacific. Thanks to Sakhalin Energy, the island now boasts state-of-the-art infrastructure for the production, treatment, and transportation of hydrocarbons in the most challenging of environments and climates.
These accomplishments would not have been possible if not for the enormous contribution of the talented and dedicated professionals. Sustainable economic and social development of the Russian Far East, pioneering new territories, and the energy security of the region depend largely on you, the main priority being to assure the future of the country’s oil and gas industry.
Today, Sakhalin Energy is implementing large-scale projects, attracting investment, and deploying new technology with great emphasis placed on protecting the environment. And last but not least, your efforts to support the Sakhalin North Indigenous Peoples while pursuing various educational and volunteering initiatives deserve sincere respect and appreciation.
With wishes of all the best and every success.
D.A. Medvedev The Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation
Alexander Novak, RF Minister of Energy
Dear Roman Yurievich,
I wholeheartedly congratulate you and Sakhalin Energy’s veterans and employees on the company’s 25th anniversary.
Over the past quarter century, Sakhalin Energy has come a long way and has accomplished great achievements. The company is currently a leader in the Russian energy sector, acting as a reliable supplier of hydrocarbon production to the Asia-Pacific region and contributing greatly to global energy security.
Sakhalin Energy is developing the Sakhalin-2 project in the most challenging environmental conditions. The company is rightfully perceived as a leader in technology, innovations and advanced management, ranking among top environmentally friendly companies. Much attention is paid to social and cultural projects and local areas’ development – a good example of a socially responsible business.
The results with which Sakhalin Energy is approaching its anniversary would have been impossible without its strong cohesive team, with each member focused on corporate goals.
I would like to thank the company’s employees and veterans for their professionalism, commitment and responsibility and to extend my best wishes for success, happiness and prosperity!
A.V. Novak RF Minister of Energy
Dmitry Kobylkin, Minister of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation
Dear Mr Dashkov,
On behalf of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation and on my own behalf, let me extend my warmest congratulations on the 25th Anniversary of Sakhalin Energy!
The Company has reached this important milestone while demonstrating an outstanding performance, and not only in terms of production. Throughout its history, Sakhalin Energy has been taking a responsible approach to environmental protection. For 25 years, you have been successful in keeping the balance between economic efficiency and environmental principles.
Environmental policy, industrial environmental monitoring, participation in biodiversity conservation projects are integral elements of the Company’s sustainable development confirming that Sakhalin Energy applies most advanced international practices in full compliance with the Russian legislation, with no harm to the Sakhalin nature.
Current priorities for the oil and gas industry include investment raising, infrastructure development, creation of competitive market environment and innovations. But it is important to adhere to the highest environmental standards while implementing these initiatives.
I am sure that in its further business activities Sakhalin Energy will remain focused on environment protection.
Please accept my best wishes and good luck in your future endeavours! I wish you good health, stability and new accomplishments!
D.N. Kobylkin Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Valentina Matviyenko, Speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Dear Sakhalin Energy’s Team Members,
On behalf of the Federal Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and myself, please accept our congratulations on the 25th anniversary of the company.
Notwithstanding harsh geographical and climatic environment and remote location fr om the mainland infrastructure, the company managed to successfully implement one of the world’s largest and technically complex oil and gas project. This has become possible thanks to the competent management of the company and the well-coordinated work of a unique team.
Over a quarter of a century, Sakhalin Energy has reached a high level of production, commissioned the first Russia’s LNG plant and succeeded in becoming a major energy source for Asia-Pacific.
The company’s social projects and its active involvement in the projects that are important for the region are worth noticing.
Sakhalin Energy’s achievements and experience gained over the years will surely help the company to successfully carry-out the large-scale tasks on upgrade and implementation of breakthrough technologies, maintaining high standards of operations, improvement of management efficiency, and do the best to contribute to the energy potential of Russia.
I would like to extend my best wishes for prosperity and new business achievements.
Pavel Zavalny, Energy Committee of the RF State Duma Chairman
Dear Mr Dashkov,
On behalf of the Energy Committee of the State Duma and on my personal behalf I am pleased to extend our heartfelt congratulations to you and all employees of Sakhalin Energy on the 25th anniversary of the company.
Your company has turned implementation of the high-technology and pioneering Sakhalin-2 Project into a success story!
You were the first in Russia to start operations under the Production Sharing Agreement.
Unique international cooperation in Russia’s Far East has helped create a large-scale infrastructure for hydrocarbon production, processing and transportation. For the first time ever, Russia has provided full-scale offshore production of oil, launched its first large-capacity liquefied natural gas plant.
Sakhalin Energy has opened the door for Russian energy resources to the markets of the Asia-Pacific Region. Today, it is a reliable, trustworthy partner and Sakhalin-2 is a guarantor of power security in the Asia-Pacific Region. What is important is that the Project has engaged hundreds of Russian companies in its operations thus contributing to the economic and social advancement of the Sakhalin Region and Russia’s Far East.
I wish all employees of Sakhalin Energy every success.
P.N. Zavalny Energy Committee of the RF State Duma Chairman
Nikolay Patrushev, Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation
My congratulations to Sakhalin Energy’s team on the 25th anniversary of the company!
An immense amount of work has been done since the company’s inception. The Sakhalin-2 project in the Russian Far East has built an infrastructure for the production, processing and transportation of Russian hydrocarbons, has produced the first in Russia offshore oil, has launched the first in Russia LNG plant and has implemented new exploration and production technologies.
Sakhalin Energy has not only risen to a leadership position in the global oil and gas industry but has also developed into a key energy supplier to the Asia-Pacific region, thus strengthening Russia’s presence in the global market.
Sakhalin Energy stably receives world’s top rankings for safety and efficiency of operating processes, which is the best acknowledgment of the company’s achievements as a reliable energy supplier.
With many of its environmental and social projects recognised internationally, Sakhalin Energy is currently seen as a leader in corporate social responsibility.
I wish the company every success in implementing its plans and I wish good health, happiness and wellbeing to all employees.
Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation
Yuriy Tsvetkov, Deputy RF Minister of Transport - Head of the Federal Marine and River Transport Agency
On behalf of the RF Ministry of Transport and Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport and on my own behalf, I would like to extend my congratulations to the management and employees of Sakhalin Energy on the 25-th anniversary of the Company’s successful operation.
Being a pioneer in the development of offshore oil and gas projects in Russia, your company has been demonstrating over a quarter of a century its leadership in exploration, production and logistics technologies, remaining an important benchmark and a good example for new players in Russia’s rapidly developing offshore oil and gas industry.
Almost every line of Sakhalin Energy’s activity can be described as “pioneering”: the first in Russia offshore ice-resistant gas platform; the first system of subsea pipelines in the freezing sea; the first liquefied natural gas plant, the first special-purpose ice class fleet for LNG transportation.
Not to mention the project development format under the Production Sharing Agreement which was the first PSA in Russia, and the fact that Sakhalin Energy was the first to make a breakthrough and lead Russia’s oil and gas industry to the world’s largest power market in the Asia-Pacific region.
I am also very pleased to note the fruitful cooperation of Sakhalin Energy with the Russian shipping sector. A regular fleet of Sovkomflot special-purpose vessels is being operated under the Sakhalin-2 Project, including Aframax shuttle oil tankers, LNG tankers and four multi-purpose ice class supply vessels for the production platforms, which were built under the long-term cooperation agreement between Sovkomflot and Sakhalin Energy.
Compliance with the most stringent environmental standards is one more line of our fruitful cooperation, which has been tested more than once during joint training exercises of the Federal State Budgetary Institution Marine Rescue Service and Sakhalin Energy.
Educational establishment of our sector are also directly interested in the further successful development of the Sakhalin-2 Project. So, for example, ice breaker Evgeny Primakov, which started its operations in the Sea of Okhotsk last year, offered interesting, well paid jobs with good prospects for graduates of Rossmorrechflot naval colleges, including graduates of the Nevelskoy Maritime State University.
I would like to wish Sakhalin Energy management and all staff further rewarding work and team spirit, good health and wellness, prosperity and trouble-free operations for the Company and, of course, fair winds and following seas!
Deputy RF Minister of Transport - Head of the Federal Marine and River Transport Agency
Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Management Committee of Gazprom
On behalf of Gazprom and on my personal behalf, it is my pleasure to wholeheartedly congratulate Sakhalin Energy on its special date – the 25th birthday!
The history of Sakhalin Energy’s development is an LNG business encyclopaedia of a kind. The company has had many unique achievements. After installing the first in Russia oil and gas platforms of ice class, Sakhalin Energy proceeded to pioneering offshore production of Russian hydrocarbons. Sakhalin-2 has blazed the trail for a new high-potential segment in Russian oil and gas industry – LNG production and export.
Th successful development of Sakhalin-2 helped Russia join the league of key suppliers of natural gas to the Asia-Pacific region and propelled Sakhalin Energy to a leading position in global oil and gas industry. The experience accumulated by Sakhalin Energy has supported efficient execution of world-class energy projects and is much sought for by other players in the oil and gas market.
The company has set itself an ambitious goal of laying the ground for building its third LNG train as the best and most commercially viable way of increasing Russia’s share in global LNG supplies. I am sure that the well-coordinated and highly skilled team of Sakhalin Energy will meet its objectives with flying colours.
I sincerely wish you on the occasion of this anniversary new business achievements, good health, happiness and well-being!
A.B. Miller Chairman of the Management Committee Gazprom
Ben van Beurden, Chief Executive Officer of Royal Dutch Shell
On behalf of Shell, let me extend my warmest congratulations to all Sakhalin Energy people on the 25th anniversary of the company.
You have come impressively far over these two and a half decades. You opened a new energy frontier in the remote and harsh environment of the Far East of Russia. You carved a path for a completely new industry in Russia – the industry of LNG, employing unique technologies to achieve unique successes in a safe and sustainable manner. And of course, you established yourself as a key energy source for Asia-Pacific with an incredible track-record of over a hundred million tonnes of LNG.
All these achievements wouldn’t have been possible if it weren’t for your dedication. I would like to thank all Sakhalin Energy employees, Russian and international, direct and seconded, former and current. Thank you for your commitment to be Goal Zero, thank you for your endeavour to attain operational excellence, thank you for your passion to this magnificent project.
We at Shell are very proud to be one of the founding partners of your ground-breaking success story. We have no doubts Sakhalin Energy is more than capable of meeting any challenge and making the best of any opportunity it may come across.
Happy anniversary, Sakhalin Energy! May all your plans become reality, your operations remain effective and safe, and your people prosper! Way to go for another 25!
Ben van Beurden Chief Executive Officer Royal Dutch Shell
Tatsuo Yasunaga, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
Dear Mr. Dashkov,
On behalf of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., I would like to express my heartiest congratulations on the 25th anniversary of Sakhalin Energy Investment Company, Ltd. For all the stakeholders, this anniversary must come with a feeling of tremendous accomplishment. I believe that your excellent leadership and dedication has brought great growth and success to Sakhalin Energy.
Mitsui has been involved in the Sakhalin-2 project since 1986, and the project holds a very special place in our hearts. Today, Sakhalin-2 is recognized as one of the most reputable oil & gas projects in the world, and we are prouder than ever to be a founding shareholder of Sakhalin Energy. Mitsui would like to continue contributing to the further development and taking up the challenges of this exciting project together, in good partnership with all concerned.
In closing, I would like to extend my best wishes for your own happiness and further prosperity, and for that of everyone in your esteemed country.
Tatsuo Yasunaga President and Chief Executive Officer Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
Takehiko Kakiuchi, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Corporation
Dear Mr. Dashkov and Sakhalin Energy colleagues,
Taking this very memorable opportunity of 25th anniversary, I am sincerely delighted to convey my warmest congratulations to your goodself and everyone at Sakhalin Energy.
Over recent years Sakhalin Energy has maintained safe operation and stable production, and is now recognized as one of the most reputable oil and gas suppliers in the world.
I am sure that this success is the culmination of your strong leadership, and relentless efforts and dedication by everyone at Sakhalin Energy.
Going forward, I am conﬁdent that Sakhalin Energy will continue to make valuable contributions to the global energy market, and to the development of Sakhalin Oblast and Russia.
As a shareholder, we Mitsubishi will continue to do our best to make sure the brilliant future of Sakhalin Energy.
Takehiko Kakiuchi President & CEO Mitsubishi Corporation
Valeriy Limarenko, Acting Governor of Sakhalin Oblast
Dear Roman Yurievich!
I wholeheartedly congratulate you and all Sakhalin Energy’s employees on the remarkable occasion – 25th birthday of the company!
Over the past quarter century, your company has enjoyed the reputation of a reliable key supplier of Russian energy to the growing Asia-Pacific market and has made a prominent contribution to Sakhalin’s development as a global oil and gas hub.
Thanks in no small part to Sakhalin-2, the island’s economy and social environment has received a powerful boost, improving the quality of life of the Sakhalin residents.
Today’s milestone is the construction of the first industrial park in the oil and gas industry. This project will be a growth area, helping to fully unlock the industrial and HR potential of Sakhalin. We value the high social responsibility the company has always demonstrated. You have supported the preservation of traditions of the North Sakhalin indigenous people, as well as various educational and sport programmes. The Sakhalin Oblast Government treasures good relations and constructive cooperation with your company. I hope our joint work will promote a still greater social and economic development of the region.
Wishing every success and prosperity to the company and good health and wellbeing to all the employees!
V.I. Limarenko Acting Governor of Sakhalin Oblast
Igor Barinov, Head of Federal Agency on Ethnic Affairs of Russia
On behalf of the Federal Agency on Ethnic Affairs I would like to greet the guests of the receptions on the occasion of 25th Anniversary of Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd.
I congratulate you on this great, significant event. In a quarter of a century, Sakhalin Energy justifiably encompassed itself in the history of economic development of the Russian Federation and became a model of successful integration of high technology and pioneering experience.
Particularly noteworthy is the implementation of socially oriented extensive programme for development of the indigenous minorities of the North, Siberia and the Far East of the Russian Federation.
Sakhalin Energy is known as the company that pays special attention to the preservation of the unique culture and languages of indigenous minorities of the North of Sakhalin. For many years Sakhalin Energy has been supporting global events, linguistic studies and publication of books on languages and verbal folklore of native ethnic groups.
It is important that FAEA and Sakhalin Energy are cooperating closely to support the indigenous peoples in their traditional culture, businesses and social development. Projects are implemented to support indigenous minorities, in 2019 as well that was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly the International Year of Indigenous Languages.
I would like to note that the company is distinguished for its high business reputation, responsible attitude and willingness for partnership.
I wish you every success in making new achievements and implementing the plans!
I. V. Barinov
Head of Federal Agency on Ethnic Affairs of Russia
Georgiy Karlov, Sakhalin State Duma Deputy
Dear Mr Dashkov,
I would like to congratulate you and Sakhalin Energy staff on the occasion, which is important both for company employees and for the whole of the Sakhalin Region oil and gas sector – the 25-th anniversary of the company establishment.
The Sakhalin Region oil and gas industry is the backbone of the region’s economy. The Company’s success and its strong production and financial performance have become possible due to the high professional competence, intellectual potential and expertise of its management and staff.
I would like to wish you and Sakhalin Energy workers implementation of new ambitious projects, good health, family happiness and business achievements.
Sakhalin State Duma Deputy
Sergey Nadsadin, Mayor of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
Dear Roman Yurievich,
I wish to extend my congratulations to you and Sakhalin Energy’s employees and veterans on the occasion of the company’s 25th anniversary!
Over the past quarter century, Sakhalin Energy has made a significant contribution to the social and economic potential of our insular region. High business standards, efficient management, investments in corporate development, accumulation of innovative technologies and wise HR policies have resulted in the stable long-term work of Sakhalin Energy.
Today, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is unthinkable without your unique project. Moving steadily towards the major goal of being the premier energy source for Asia-Pacific, Sakhalin Energy maintains its reputation as a socially responsible company, acting over years as a source of important initiatives and improving in many ways the islands’ charity and volunteering environment.
The Administration of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk places a lot of value on the meaningful dialogue between us.
I wish the outstanding team of Sakhalin Energy to reach new heights in business proficiency!
Viktor Kholichev, Head of Sakhalin Customs
Dear Mr Dashkov,
The Sakhalin Customs Office, its management and staff, would like to present their greetings on the occasion of the 25-th anniversary of Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd.
Over these 25 years, your Company has made a substantial contribution to the development of Russia’s oil and gas industry and achieved significant success in the development of its natural resources.
It has built a modern and unique infrastructure for oil and gas production, processing and transportation, Russia’s first liquefied natural gas plant.
The Company’s success and its strong production and financial performance have become possible due to the high professional competence, intellectual potential and expertise of its workers. It is important that Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. is known for its strong business reputation, commitment to environmental safety and health protection and willingness to co-operate.
I wish you every success in making new achievements and implementing your plans!
Head of Sakhalin Customs
Kensuke Matsufuji, President of Hiroshima Gas Co., Ltd.
Dear Mr. Dashkov,
Please accept our sincere congratulations on the important occasion of Sakhalin Energy's 25th anniversary. We certainly appreciate the stable and safe supply of LNG that has been provided to Hiroshima by your good company, as the biggest supplier for Hiroshima Gas throughout the years.
We look forward to further deepening the friendship between the companies and wish Sakhalin Energy continued prosperity in the business.
Hiroshima Gas Co., Ltd.
Hiroshi Ohtsuki, President of Hokkaido Gas Co., Ltd.
Mr. Roman Dashkov,
We would like to sincerely congratulate Sakhalin Energy for reaching the milestone of 25 years since the establishment. On this occasion, I would like to express our appreciation for your stable supply of LNG in the Asia-Pacific region including to Japan.
Hokkaido Gas and Sakhalin Energy have long continued the relationship from the early stage of the project, and it is our honor to be invited to your anniversary reception at Moscow as an MSA buyer.
We look forward to building a continued and strengthened relationship between us and wish Sakhalin Energy further prosperity in the business for another 25 years and more years to come.
Hokkaido Gas Co., Ltd.
Satoshi Onoda, President of JERA Co., Inc.
Dear Mr. Roman Dashkov,
I would like to extend my sincere congratulations on 25th anniversary of the foundation of Sakhalin Energy Investment Company.
Until this memorable year, l have no doubt that there have been ceaseless efforts to allow continuous excellent performances at your esteemed company, which has contributed to the prosperity of LNG industry.
Since our parent companies Tokyo Electric Power Company and Chubu Electric Power Company signed each of their LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement in 2004 and 2007, our relationship has continued for more than 10 years.
I truly appreciate all the support and cooperation that you have extended to us throughout the years.
For more than a decade we have enhanced our relationship, and I strongly believe we will continue to strengthen our relationship towards another decade.
I wish your esteemed company further prosperity and success in the years to come.
JERA Co., Inc.
Yoshio Ogura, Managing Executive Officer, Director of Planning & Balance Optimization Division, Energy Service Headquarters, Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc.
Dear Mr. Dashkov
We would like to sincerely congratulate Sakhalin Energy for reaching the milestone of 25 years in the industry. We are grateful for the stable and safe supply of LNG provided to Kyushu Electric by your good company throughout the years.
We look forward to continued cooperation between the companies and wish Sakhalin Energy further prosperity in the business.
Managing Executive Officer, Director of Planning & Balance Optimization Division, Energy Service Headquarters
Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc.
Tadaaki Naito, President of NYK Line
Dear Mr. Dashkov:
It is with great pleasure that we offer you our personal congratulations and those of our colleagues at NYK on the celebration of the 25th year of the founding of Sakhalin Energy.
The achievements of Sakhalin Energy over the last quarter century have most certainly been impressive, and you can thus reflect back on those years with immense pride.
NYK is certainly proud of the relationship that we have been able to forge with you over the years, and we look forward to strengthening our ties in the years to come.
Toshio Sakemi, Chairman of Saibu Gas Co., Ltd.
Dear Mr. Dashkov,
I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations on Sakhalin Energy marking its 25th anniversary. We are very grateful for your company’s tremendous efforts to supply LNG safety and stably to us throughout the years.
We look forward to a continued ever-strengthening partnership between the companies and wish that the coming years will bring even more success to Sakhalin Energy.
Saibu Gas Co., Ltd.
Shinichi Senda, Director, Managing Executive Officer of Toho Gas Co., Ltd.
Dear Mr. Roman Dashkov,
I would like to express my sincere congratulations to your esteemed company on the holding of your grand 25th Anniversary Reception in Moscow. I would also like to thank you for inviting our company to the anniversary party. It is unfortunate that I am not able to be present at the party, but it is a great honor that two members from our company will attend the party as one of Foundation Customers.
Taking into account its proximity to Japan as well as its well-experienced shareholders, we regard the Sakhalin II project as an essential supply source to maintain stable supply of LNG. We also recognize your company as a reliable and important Seller.
There is a strong relationship between Sakhalin Energy and Toho Gas which has been developed not only through LNG delivery since 2010 but also through communication between management and members at various levels of our respective organizations. We look forward to maintaining and enhancing on that strong relationship with the view of our mutual development
I sincerely wish your company every continued success.
Director, Managing Executive Officer
Toho Gas Co., Ltd.
Toshinori Abe, Director & Managing Executive Officer, President of Power Generation and Sales Company of Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc.
Dear Mr. Dashkov,
On behalf of Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc., I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartiest congratulations on the 25th anniversary of Sakhalin Energy Investment Company, Ltd. I hope this anniversary must come with a feeling of great accomplishment and I am sure that your intensive leadership has brought great growth and success to your esteemed organization.
As one of the long-term LNG buyers in Japan, we are very honored to have the opportunity to attend the commemorative occasion, realizing that Sakhalin 2 LNG project is recognized as one of the most reliable oil & gas projects in the world.
I really hope our special relationship will be strengthened in many years to come.
Please allow me to conclude my letter by wishing for continued success and further prosperity for you and your esteemed company.
Director & Managing Executive Officer, President of Power Generation and Sales Company
Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc.
Kentaro Kimoto, Managing Executive Officer, Chief Executive of Gas Resources & Energy Production Division of Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.
Dear Mr. Roman Dashkov,
On behalf of everyone here at Tokyo Gas, please let me congratulate you on the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Sakhalin Energy Investment Corporation.
When Tokyo Gas received the first LNG Cargo from the Sakhalin II Project on 6 April 2009, I was actually at the Sodegaura LNG terminal and was privileged to witness the historic moment. I still clearly remember the happiness and emotions I felt on that historic day. I would like to extend my sincere appreciation for the safe operations and stable supply of LNG provided to Tokyo Gas over the past 10 years.
LNG from Sakhalin II Project is one of our main foundations of our LNG portfolio and has significantly contributed to provide stable supply to our customers while we continue to seek a competitive and diversified LNG portfolio.
With the Japanese energy market becoming deregulated in April 2017, Tokyo Gas is now under constant pressure to provide competitive supply of LNG to continually be chosen by our customers. We trust that the Sakhalin II Project will continue to supply competitive LNG and contribute greatly to overcome the challenge we face.
My best wishes for the future prosperity for the Sakhalin Energy Investment Corporation and I hope to be able to see you in person in the near future.
Managing Executive Officer, Chief Executive of Gas Resources & Energy Production Division
Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.
Shigeru Muraki, Executive Adviser of Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.
Dear Mr. Roman Dashkov,
I first would like to congratulate you on the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Sakhalin Energy Investment Corporation. Since the first LNG Cargo has been loaded from the Sakhalin II Project in March 2009, I would like to extend my sincere appreciation for providing us with stable and safe supply over these past 10 years.
Tokyo Gas's relationship with Russia has had a history lasting a half century, which started with the evaluation of natural gas supply from Russia. Discussions on LNG procurement from Sakhalin II Project started between Sakhalin Energy Investment Corporation and Tokyo Gas about 20 years ago.
At that time, I was in charge of our LNG Procurement and our team had continued to try and bring procurement from the Sakhalin II to fruition due to the very rich reserves and proximate distance Sakhalin II offered. After numerous frank conversations and discussion between all the parties involved, on 12 March 2003, Tokyo Gas became the first Buyer to execute a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the procurement of LNG from the Sakhalin II Project and it was great pleasure for me that the MOU helped move the project further in the development to what it is today.
For Tokyo Gas, becoming a foundation buyer, to be able to contribute greatly to the startup of the Sakhalin II Project, and becoming the first company to purchase LNG from Russia is one of the greatest milestones in the history of our company. When we were negotiating the MOU in the beginning of this century, the energy market was going through great changes throughout the world; it is the sincere and patient approach of Sakhalin Energy Investment Corporation in regards to the negotiations with Tokyo Gas that created the foundation of this long lasting great relationship the two companies share to this day.
In addition, I also would like to extend my sincere appreciation to the late Mr. Igor Farkhutdinov, the governor of Sakhalin Oblast, Ms. Galina Pavlova, Director, Department of Oil and Gas Complex of the Sakhalin region and the rest of the Sakhalin Government, as without their support, I believe that this Project would not have come to fruition.
I actually had the chance to visit Sakhalin in 2014 first time in 11 years. The development and growth Sakhalin has made during this period is mesmerizing, and I truly believe that the decision Tokyo Gas had made has contributed the development and growth of Sakhalin Oblast.
Since the first cargo in March 2009, a total of 100.6 million tons of LNG from the Project has been supplied into Japan and the Asian Pacific region. Also, since the commencement of the operation at Sakhalin II, global LNG market has grown and expanded significantly.
LNG Procurement from Russia has contributed to the stable supply and diversification of our LNG portfolio and Tokyo Gas is happy that we have together helped enable the widespread use of LNG.
We will continue to support Sakhalin II Project to our fullest extent.
I believe Russia is a country that has further potential, so we will continue to focus on the relationship between Russia and Tokyo Gas in the realm of natural gas supply.
May I extend my best wishes for the future prosperity for the Sakhalin Energy Investment Corporation and hope for the further development of our trusted relationship between the two companies.
Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.
Yosuke Higai, Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer, President of Marketing & Sales Division of Japan Petroleum Exploration Со., Ltd.
We would like to sincerely congratulate Sakhalin Energy on 25th anniversary of the foundation. Also, I would like to appreciate invitation to the anniversary reception at Moscow. It is our honor that Wakishima san will attend the party from JAPEX.
We are grateful that Sakhalin Energy and JAPEX have been building relationship for LNG space including the execution of MSA.
We look forward to building а continued and strengthened relationship between us and wish Sakhalin Energy further prosperity in the business for the years to come.
Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer,
President of Marketing & Sales Division
Japan Petroleum Exploration Со., Ltd.
Yukikazu Myochin, President & СЕО of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
Dear Mr. Roman Dashkov,
On behalf of all of us at Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ("К" Line), I would like to express our very sincere congratulations on the 25th Anniversary of Sakhalin Energy.
It gives us great pleasure and honor to congratulate Sakhalin Energy on its success and accomplishments in the oil and gas industry for over the 25 years, not only as а world-leading oil and gas producer but also as а major energy source for the entire Asia-Pacific region.
"К" Line feels privileged to have enjoyed а close relationship with Sakhalin Energy for over 10 years while using our vessel "Grand Mereya", and we are delighted to have been able to contribute to the development of your esteemed organization through the transportation of natural gas.
Once again, please accept our very best wishes to you and your associates with the hope that our relationship will further strengthen and become even stronger in the future.
I congratulate all of you on the big date – your company’s birthday!
Over the past 25 years, Sakhalin Energy has operated as a successful and rapidly developing company, making year-over-year breakthroughs in technology and innovations, contributing to Russia’s oil and gas sector development and building and operating the first in Russia LNG plant.
Your team enjoys well deserved high esteem and appreciation. You have initiated interesting projects, among which Sakhalin-2 stands as the best example of a unique successful development integrating Russian and international experience. Your company is indeed a role model for excellent reputation and impeccable quality.
I am sure that your highly experienced, hard-working and professional team will continue achieving great results, delivering grand projects and meeting challenging targets in the future.
I wish you success, professional victories, stable operations and reliable business partners. May this coming year be productive, ambitious and favourable for the company’s development and new opportunities.
Governor of Primorsky Kray
Oleg Aksyutin, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board - Head of the Department of Gazprom
Dear Mr Dashkov,
On behalf of the Department of PAO Gazprom and myself I congratulate Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. on the significant date - the 25th anniversary of its foundation.
Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. is one of the key multidiscipline oil and gas companies in the Gazprom group of companies engaged in production, storage, treatment for transportation and sale of oil and natural gas.
The Company performs extensive activities on successful development of Piltun-Astokhskoye and Lunskoye fields in the northeast shelf of Sakhalin Island - in severe geographical and climatic conditions wh ere oil and natural gas are one of the key energy sources for the Asia-Pacific region.
Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. is an example of effective work in implementation of scientific-research and experimental developments. Today, Piltun-Astokhskoye and Lunskoye fields are considered among the most modernly equipped in terms of process and engineering solutions. It should be noted that implementing such major and promising projects while completing scheduled activities related to development of fields, Sakhalin Energy pays great attention to environmental aspects and social activities being a leader in environmental and corporate social responsibility for many years.
I sincerely congratulate all employees of Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. on the 25th anniversary.
I wish you good health, happiness and prosperity as well as new business achievements.
May this solemn and joyful day become a new milestone in your life journey and bring you the joy of creativity and success for solving relevant issues in development of the oil and gas industry.
Deputy Chairman of the Management Board - Head of the Department
Nitin Goel, Managing Director of Schlumberger, Russia Far East
Dear Mr. Dashkov,
Let us express sincere appreciation and gratitude for long term mutually beneficial cooperation between Sakhalin Energy Investment Company ltd. and Schlumberger.
On behalf of the whole company and in my personal capacity, we congratulate You and all Sakhalin Energy employees on the 25th anniversary!
We have come a long way over the years of our cooperation: from the beginning of companies team-work in the early 1990’s, our development and modernization to the today reality. Together we have achieved highest level of safety operations and great performance.
Please, accept our heartfelt and sincere wishes for new professional achievements, stability, prosperity, successful completion of all plans and accident-free work in years to come. We also wish all employees good health, family comfort and great success in their professions.
Schlumberger, Russia Far East
Alexander Astanin, Director General of Gazprom Transgas Makhachkala
Dear Mr Dashkov,
I would like to congratulate you and Sakhalin Energy staff with the 25-th anniversary of the company establishment!
Over the past years, the Company has gone a long way towards standout success and impressive achievements, has accumulated unique expertise which allows it to look ahead with confidence.
Sakhalin Energy is implementing major innovative projects using pioneering management solutions, which have led the company to the top quartile of the global oil and gas industry.
No doubt that such achievements became possible due to the professional competence, expertise and personal responsibility of each Sakhalin Energy worker and specialist.
I am convinced that the future of your company will remain successful and prosperous under your guidance.
May all your most ambitious plans become true and all goals be achieved! I wish you and all Sakhalin Energy staff good health, optimism and unflagging energy!
Gazprom Transgas Makhachkala
A.Y. Karyakin, General Director of Gazprom Dobycha Shelf
Dear Mr Dashkov,
On behalf of Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy and on my own behalf, I would like to congratulate you on the 25th Anniversary of Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd.!
The development of the Piltun-Astokhskoye and Lunskoye oil and gas fields in the northeast Sakhalin shelf was a big challenge of time with a great deal of responsibility and your team faced this challenge with honour. Over the years, new working practices have been developed in the Russian oil and gas industry and a new generation of intellectually and technically advanced specialists has grown up.
Each Sakhalin Energy achievement was a breakthrough in the Russian oil and gas industry, including Lunskoye-A offshore gas production ice-class platform, Molikpaq offshore oil production platform, a large-scale liquefied natural gas plant etc. While being actively involved in the most thrilling moments in the industry, Sakhalin Energy has become the global leader in oil and gas production.
The 25th anniversary means that the Company is young, full of strength and energy for new large-scale achievements, and ready for intensive development and growth. You have been improving your economic performance and expanding the range of environmental and social activities. You have been adopting the latest scientific advancements and innovations. While operating one of the world’s largest integrated oil and gas projects, Sakhalin-2, Sakhalin Energy is steadily advancing towards its goal to be the premier energy source for Asia-Pacific.
I wish you success in your endeavours, reliable business partners, promising projects and courage to make bold decisions that will help the Russian oil and gas industry move ahead.
I wish success and prosperity to Sakhalin Energy, and good health and wellbeing to its employees.
Gazprom Dobycha Shelf
Andrey Zakharov, General Director of Gazprom Dobycha Krasnodar
Dear Mr Dashkov,
On behalf of Gazprom Dobycha Krasnodar and on my personal behalf I am pleased to extend our heartfelt congratulations to you and all employees of Sakhalin Energy on a remarkable milestone – the 25th anniversary of the Company.
Over the past quarter of a century, you have achieved impressive business success and tangible results. Today, the Company is carrying out field development offshore north-east Sakhalin as a founder and operator of the Sakhalin-2 large-scale project that is an energy bridge between Russia and the Asia-Pacific region. With unique technologies implemented, Sakhalin Energy has enabled Russia to become one of the key players in the LNG global market, which is indeed a significant contribution to Russia's gas industry development.
Every year the Company achieves success thanks to its employees’ experience and professional skills coupled with efficient management system. I am convinced that proficiency of the Company employees, their creative spirit and commitment will provide future accomplishments.
Let the anniversary year be marked with impressive success, significant projects and accomplishments. I sincerely wish you peace, happiness, prosperity and trouble-free operation!
Gazprom Dobycha Krasnodar
Andrey Kuznetsov, General Director of Golden Ring Hotel of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation
Dear Mr Dashkov!
I would like to send my warmest cordial greetings to you and the entire staff of Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. on the 25th Anniversary of the Company.
We would like to thank you for the many years of fruitful cooperation with the Golden Ring Hotel of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation.
We are proud to be a partner of such a dynamic, strong and sustainable company.
Please accept our wishes of further growth, realization of creative plans, sustainable financial position, exciting and fruitful ideas and initiatives and good opportunities for their implementation.
May good luck, recognition and success accompany you at all times!
Stay robust, thrive and prosper!
Golden Ring Hotel of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation
Andrey Karpovich, Director General of European Iron and Steel Company
Dear Mr Dashkov,
European Iron and Steel Company congratulates you and Sakhalin Energy’s employees on the company’s 25th anniversary!
Over the past quarter century, the company has walked through a considerable way of development and earned a reputation of leader in oil and gas industry. Thanks to experience, competence and expertise, your company has gained the reputation of a reliable and trusted partner.
You have an essential role in the development and opening up new horizons for the global industry. Dedication and strong corporate values make Sakhalin Energy a worthy example to follow!
European Iron and Steel Company management and employees would like to sincerely wish Sakhalin Energy a prosperity and well-being. Good health and inexhaustible energy to your employees for them to conquer new professional goals. May bright ideas and great victories come along with you!
We are really proud of being your partner and look forward to further mutually beneficial successful work.
Director General, European Iron and Steel Company
Kato Ekie, On behalf of Sakhalin Meteorological Agency
Dear Mr Dashkov,
Sakhalin Meteorological Agency would like to congratulate you and Sakhalin Energy staff on the 25-th anniversary of your company.
We wish you further fruitful work, tenacity, strong reputation and flawless implementation of new ambitious plans. May your company always be able to overcome every difficulty and do the impossible.
On behalf of Sakhalin Meteorological Agency
Team of the Chekhov Literary Museum “Sakhalin Island”
Please accept our sincere congratulations on Sakhalin Energy’s 25th anniversary!
For many years we have worked together to organise wonderful exhibitions, unique events and to publish learning games and books. It has been interesting and creative work as part of a team of like-minded people, which gave birth to outstanding projects, such as Chekhov Park, Festival of Museums, Silhouette Magic by Semyon Nadein, The Traveler’s Room, Chekhov’s Route, International Symposium of the Far East Indigenous People Language Speakers, etc. These and many other events have had a great public response and are much loved by Sakhalin residents and visitors.
Our partnership with Sakhalin Energy is not limited to financial support. The company’s employees are great organisers and experts, as well as masterminds and, more importantly, our good friends, whose friendship we treasure.
We appreciate your contribution to the development of the Chekhov Literary Museum “Sakhalin Island” and the local museology in general. We wish the company to always succeed, prosper and fulfil all its plans and we also wish good health, peace and happiness to all employees of Sakhalin Energy!
Team of the Chekhov Literary Museum “Sakhalin Island”
Team of the Sakhalin Puppet Theater
Please accept our congratulations on such a great date – the 25th anniversary of Sakhalin Energy! Making a significant contribution to the economy and social structure of the Sakhalin Oblast you do not forget about the cultural aspects - traditions, art and of course theater.
Sakhalin Energy and Sakhalin Puppet Theater are connected by joint activities – creation of theater for the smallest ones, video versions of the play about preserving island nature, reviving the culture of a home theater and arranging tours around the Sakhalin for participants of the International festival On the Miracle Islands.
Major and unique projects allowed Sakhalin and Kuril people to get familiarized with the high art of theater, become not just spectators, but participants in creation of universes full of kindness and love.
We wish Sakhalin Energy wellness and prosperity, new outstanding projects!