The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, has awarded Rosneft officials for their “contribution to the development of the energy sector and long and responsible service”.
Rosneft Vice President for HR and Social Policy, Yuri Kalinin, noted that: “In September, the Company successfully finished the exploratory drilling on the northernmost well named Pobeda and made an outstanding oil and gas basin discovery. For half a century the Russian and global oil and gas industry fell short of such events. The discovery of enormous reserves on the arctic shelf secures energy security for the years to come.
“The operations were conducted in a harsh environment, fulfilled in record-breaking time in compliance with all safety and environmental standards. We are happy that the effort of our colleagues was awarded by the state with such a high distinction.”
Individual and joint efforts of the employees in the execution of the project in the Kara Sea were evaluated by a specialist from responsible Ministries and the Administration of the President and the President made his decision on the basis of this analysis.
According to the published edict of the President of the Russian Federation, the Rosneft Vice President for Offshore Project Zeljko Runje was awarded with the Order of Friendship; Rosneft Vice President, Chief Geologist Andrey Lazeev was awarded with the Medal of the Order of the Merit for the Motherland II Degree.
The same medal was awarded to the Licensing and Resources Management Control Department Director Aleksandr Zharov; Offshore Drilling Department Director Timur Kasumov; Offshore Geological Exploration Department Director Timofey Strelzov; and HR Department Director Andrey Sudakov.
Furthermore, the Medal of the Order of the Merit for the Motherland II Degree was awarded to the Head of Joint Projects of RN-Exploration Kirill Shmiglya; geology division testing manager Igor Usachev; chief specialists of the same division Aleksandr Aniskin and Grigoriy Stunja; Offshore Drilling Department Division Chief Stanislav Belokon; managers for Joint Projects with ExxonMobil of Drilling and Supervising Services of RN-Exploration Maksim Grozny and Vyacheslav Gudkov; Chief Specialist of the same service Sergey Epishin; Head of the service for joint projects with ExxonMobil in the area procurement of RN-Exploration Marina Kovaleva; Department of Joint Offshore Projects First Deputy Director Ivan Sechin; Deputy Director of the same Department Andrey Kondratiev; HR Department manager Svetlana Romanova; RN-Shelf-Arctica Geologic Modeling Division Manager Natalya Tkacheva.
Rosneft says that Kara Sea project was successfully carried out thanks to the “expertise and efficient work” of its employees.