During the three days, federal and regional government officials, leading academic and technical institutions, together with top managers of local and international oil and gas companies will discuss strategies on how to transform and adapt the energy industry to the new challenges.
This large-scale business event began with a discussion featuring Sakhalin Oblast Governor Valery Limarenko and Roman Dashkov, Chief Executive Officer of Sakhalin Energy LLC. At Sakhalin-2 corporate booth, the speakers discussed an effective management in the public and private sectors from the ESG agenda perspective.
Valery Limarenko opened the discussion by stressing that the ESG agenda, which combines environmental, social and governance aspects, fully reflects the key priorities of the regional government. He reminded that Sakhalin Oblast is in many ways a pioneer in green energy and carbon footprint management initiatives. “On 1 September 2022, we launched a climate experiment to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions in the region. We are actively promoting energy-saving and energy-efficiency technologies. This is a global trend, especially given the global economic crisis, and therefore it is especially important for us. The Sakhalin Oblast government is committed to achieving a major milestone − complete access to gas supply in the region by 2025, and this milestone is over 50% met already. It is primarily for the benefit of our citizens, saving money and making a huge contribution to the ecology of the island.”
“By promoting an investment-friendly environment we are first and foremost thinking about the people of the region. Everything we do is for the benefit of the people. At the same time, we are paying particular attention to partnerships with socially responsible businesses taking whatever measures are necessary to help them develop,” the Governor added.
The CEO of the Sakhalin-2 project operator believes that being socially oriented and environmentally responsible is of special importance for major companies, including those in the oil and gas sector, with a wealth of practical experience and willingness to use this experience both for their own benefit and in joint projects with the government. “Sakhalin-2 currently has one of the best professional teams ever worked in Russia. We have proven on numerous occasions that we can make timely and sound decisions in tight situations, which can only be achieved through solid academic knowledge and practical experience,” Roman Dashkov said.
Together with local government, the company is working on the Sakhalin Industrial Park project, while also supporting the development of local education system with a focus on training a skilled workforce that will be competitive globally.
Securing a human resource sufficiency on the island by improving the quality of education available to young people in the region, and localization of services in the Oblast, were themes threaded through the entire discussion, attended, in addition to key speakers, by service companies and regional educational institutions, including the students of the Technical Oil and Gas Institute of the Sakhalin State University.
28 September 2022