SovComFlot: Takes part in Sakhalin Oil and Gas Conference 2017
A delegation from PAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group) headed by Evgeny Ambrosov, Senior Executive Vice-President and COO of Sovcomflot, took part in the 21st annual Sakhalin Oil and Gas Conference, which was held in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk on 27-29 September.
The key theme of the conference was the importance of innovation, efficiency and cooperation for the development of oil and gas projects in Sakhalin and the Russian Far East. The event was attended by representatives from major oil and gas companies operating in the region, such as: Rosneft; Gazprom; Gazprom Neft; Sakhalin Energy and Exxon Neftegas, whose projects have for many years been successfully serviced by Sovcomflot’s vessels. Key speakers at the conference included: Kirill Molodtsov, Russia’s Deputy Minister of Energy; Ilya Trunin, Russia’s Deputy Finance Minister; Pavel Zavalny, Chairman of the State Duma Committee of Energy; Oleg Kozhemyako, Sakhalin Governor, and Dmitry Kurochkin, Vice-President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
During the conference, Evgeny Ambrosov moderated the session “Transport infrastructure. Shipping. Shipbuilding.” In his speech, he focused on the key role which Sakhalin and the Russian Far East as a whole have been playing in implementation of Sovcomflot’s strategy, which is aimed at greater participation in technically challenging high-margin segments of the shipping industry. In recent years, Sovcomflot has been steadily increasing the share of its total revenues derived from long-term contracts servicing major oil and gas projects. Originally, it was Sakhalin that enabled Sovcomflot to turn a new leaf in its history when, exactly 11 years ago in October 2006, the company’s tankers began transporting crude oil from the Sakhalin-1 project.