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Interview with the General Director of Norilskgasprom JSC Sergey Sokol to Information Agency "Neftegaz.RU"

First of all, it is necessary to tell, that Norilskgasprom JSC delivers natural gas to Timyrsky (Dolgano-Nenetsky) Autonomous Region and Norilsk industrial region to the industrial enterprises Norilsk Nickel JSC. Industrial activity of the company includes the following cycle of works: drilling of operational chinks and explorative drilling on an increment of stocks of natural gas and a hydrocarbonic condensate; extraction of gas, a gas condensate and their preparation for transportation; Processing, transportation of gas and gas condensate on the advanced separate system of main pipelines in the common extent more than thousand two hundred kilometers with an extreme temperature mode: in the winter up to-58 degrees, in the summer up to +35 degrees;

Sergey, tell us about the basic directions of activity Norilskgasprom JSC.

First of all, it is necessary to tell, that Norilskgasprom JSC delivers natural gas to Timyrsky (Dolgano-Nenetsky) Autonomous Region and Norilsk industrial region to the industrial enterprises Norilsk Nickel JSC. Industrial activity of the company includes the following cycle of works: drilling of operational chinks and explorative drilling on an increment of stocks of natural gas and a hydrocarbonic condensate; extraction of gas, a gas condensate and their preparation for transportation; Processing, transportation of gas and gas condensate on the advanced separate system of main pipelines in the common extent more than thousand two hundred kilometers with an extreme temperature mode: in the winter up to-58 degrees, in the summer up to +35 degrees; processing of a gas condensate in fraction fuel-motor in shop of processing of a condensate in city of Dudinka. Norilskgasprom JSC is also general customer on arrangement of crafts, construction of main gas mains, product-lines and objects of processing of a gas condensate. The market capacity of natural gas in the region is defined by scales of nonferrous metals production and number of population of Tajmyrsk district and Norilsk industrial region. Today in Norilsk the annual level of extraction of gas makes about four billion cubic metre. For optimum maintenance with fuel of industrial sector and housing and communal services of region it is necessary to have gas crafts which could provide distribution of gas at a level of sixteen millions cubic metre per day or six billions cubic metre per one year. Within 1994-2001 years three are revealed perspective on an oil recovery and gas of the area - Frontier, Njadumskaja and Severo-Peljatkinskaja.
The automated control system of crafts and gas communications operates. The operative information constantly acts on the main control office of Norilskgasprom JSC.

What role does your company play in the regional structure and economic complex?

"Norilskgazprom" is the strategic partner of Norilsk Nickel JSC. Joint activity of two enterprises in many respects defines economic basis of region and an opportunity of realization of effective social programs. Our enterprise also does not miss an opportunity of active participation in realization of social projects of region administration. Norilsk is considered to be one of prospering regions of Russia; there is a considerable merit of our joint-stock company, the enterprise, which is more than three tens years among the largest suppliers of energy carriers in territory. Norilskgasprom JSC builds the current and perspective policy of necessity of participation of the enterprise for formation of budgetary basis of regions in which the joint-stock company carries out industrial activity. The budgetary system of the Russian Federation only the last year has received about billion roubles, including - more than two hundred millions - on account of liquidation of debts of the last years. The appropriate agreements with Federal and regional budgets are realized in practice. In the budget of Krasnoyarsk Region it is listed more than forty millions roubles.

Does your company cooperate with the domestic gas companies? Is there an agreement of corporate communications now? What is the cooperation scheme?

This is one of the important directions of Norilgasprom JSC development. We have very good business relations with many enterprises. In particular, due to close cooperation of Mostransgaz and Norilskgazprom the joint project on main pipelines telemechanics "highway - 1" control system launch on PC level is realized. Thus Mostransgas completely has undertaken maintenance with programs and plans of interface. As the result of the project the whole network of gas mains is computerised. Now it is possible to observe of all technological complex on the PC screen and to manage this difficult system just by pressing the button. We always built our relations with business partners on the basis of full trust and joint real technological opportunities. For instance, our urgent help to "Nadymgazprom" which in due time asked to give a hand our management. "Norilskgazprom" experts launched exclusive development of in-pipes separators, that allowed Nadymgazprom JSC to solve the problem of removal from main gas pipes liquid fountain, thus to improve parameters of transport of gas. In due time, "Nadymgazprom" has given us the necessary technical help as well. Especially I want to emphasize, that NGP closely cooperates not only with the domestic gas companies, but also with profile higher educational institutions of Moscow, Ufa, Saint Petersburg where "Norilskgazprom" experts and workers raise the qualification, and the best students of these high schools have an industrial traineeship opportunity at our enterprise with the opportunity to continue career upon termination of high schools. I am sure, that in modern conditions we have to use the saved up experience and knowledge in the field of extraction, processing, transport of petroleum and gas, otherwise it means to lag behind requirements of today.

Mr. Sokol, at the end of the last year "Norilskgazprom" authorized the Program of the company development till 2010. What is so special in this document, and what directions are considered to be prior?

Yes, at the end of the last year the NGP leaders approved the Program till 2010. The forecast of hydrocarbonic raw material extraction till 2020, which provides with three variants of development of gas supply autonomous system. The offered concept of the first variant - redeveloping of Juzhno-Soleninsk, Messojahsky and Severo-Soleninsk deposits up to final factor of extraction capacities Peljatkinsk GKM is approved and accepted as the program document of the further development of joint-stock company.
Also the work on the second and third variants providing increase of prospecting works on the perspective areas - Soleninsk, Frontier, Severo-Peljatkinsk- with the subsequent involving open gas deposits in development, and also providing the organization of oil extracting - under condition of opening large oil fields - transportations and its processing for Tajmyr and Norilsk needs industrial region is to be continued. A strategic task of NGP is to satisfy all natural gas needs of the industrial enterprises of the metallurgy giant Norilsk Nickel, simultaneously providing citizens with power resources too. In the Program the major directions for the enterprise is defined, extraction of gas and a condensate from re-opened deposits on already equipped crafts or on new deposits which are as much as possible approached to working crafts. Norilskgazprom experts were sure in the possibility to open new deposits. Forecasted Novo-Solinisk reserves are about 11 and more billion cubic meters.
In the Program of development there is a question on necessity of the further studying and revealing new oil and gas objects located in favourable geographical-economic conditions: close located deposits to already equipped will allow to save significant financial assets at development of petroleum deposits for maintenance TAO and NPR products. Realization of search and prospecting drilling on the new areas opens radically new direction of industrial activity on prospect - oil extracting and oil refining. This substantiated conclusion contains in the Program of development of the Society: Industrial development of new - Soleninsk oil pool will allow the area completely to solve the problem on maintenance TAO and NPR liquid mineral oil in 2005-2007 years and even will allow to take out any quantity of petroleum for limits of territory on sale as the predicted annual oil recovery will make up to five hundred thousand tons. The program of development of NGP JSC regulates strategic directions of activity of the Society. Its optimum, effective realization with confidence will allow to look in the future. Today we can speak that the gas branch of Norilskgazprom has impressive prospects, both regarding presence of natural resources, and regarding an opportunity of their development.

Lets talk about the technological side of activity of your enterprise. Do you give special attention to creation and introduction of new technologies and the equipment in the field of extraction and transportations of gas?

We exist more than thirty years, experts have sufficient experience of creation and introduction new, in the majority the of exclusive technologies and the equipment in the field of extraction and transportation of gas. Norilskgazprom was among the first enterprises introduced in-pipes system separators, as at a stage of initial preparation of transport of gas, and in system of main pipelines. We have achieved deeper clearing of submitted gas in the pipeline, thus considerably it was possible to lower pressure in system of gas mains and to achieve improvement of their safety. And it is important in conditions of an elevated lining of pipelines. I think, that this exclusive development with success can be launched also at other gas enterprises.
Process of creation and introduction of new technologies and the equipment in the field of extraction and transportations of gas is boundless process. Design decisions of improvement of technologies, which seemed indisputable five years ago, are out-of-date today. It is sure, we should not stop on the achieved results. It is necessary to introduce constantly at the enterprise advanced achievements of science and engineering adequate to all modern requirements.

Scientific and technical progress today is impossible without use of the foreign best practices. What steps does NGP JSC undertakes in this direction?

Our business contacts with foreign partners are quite active. It would be desirable to note cooperation with Canadian firm "Cracking". So, block installation of stabilization of a condensate, which will allow to remove propan -butan fraction shortly, will be put on Peljatkinsk platform, thus processing of a condensate becomes the most safe. Standard high quality needs will be completely covered.
This year Norilskgazprom and Japanese firm "Sumitomo" have signed contract on delivery of a pipe in diameter of 720 mm for second gas main Peljatka-Messojaha. Active was cooperation with "Luganskspezautomatika" (Ukraine). In 2001 the company has mounted and has executed adjustment of the advanced automatic anti-fire system on gas transfer units of compressor station on JUzhno-Soleninsk. Conditions of Far North show special requirements to construction and operation of gas mains and the process equipment in territory of our region. Therefore, strengthening and developing cooperation with conducting domestic and foreign partners, NGP JSC masters and introduces in manufacture the advanced and economically expedient technologies.
To Be, instead of to Seem, one of the leading enterprises providing progress to TAO and Russia as a whole - perhaps this is how our mission defined.

Sergey, how was the first half-year 2001, have you managed to close balance without losses?

For the first half-year 2001 the sum of the profit has made more than three millions four hundred thousand roubles. Such level of net profit is achieved due to construction of chinks and sales t o the foreign organizations. It is necessary to add, that for the first half-year 2001 Board of directors made the decision to pay intermediate dividends at a rate of three hundred twenty percents of a face-value of the share.
Due to an adequate financial policy of the management of the Society since 1999 there are no salary debts. Growth of average wages - in comparison with 1998 - in 1999 has made more than thirty percents, in 2000 in comparison with 99 year - more than hundred three percents, and in 2001 in comparison with 2000 - more than 64%. This year the management of the Society is going to pay to workers of the enterprise annual premium, the so-called "thirteenth" salary. As a whole objective results of financial activity of the company inspire the certain optimism and should serve as stimulus for the further effective work in this major sphere. I want to emphasize, that by joint efforts the collective and a management of the company have achieved not only industrial, financial and economic successes of the enterprise. The most important is that we have achieved mutual understanding in attitudes and stability in efficient control the enterprise.
You see our main value is people, and Norilskgazprom is the uniform team of clever, initiative, highly skilled professionals.
I would like to use the opportunity and to congratulate Nirilskgasprom JSC staff with New Year. Let 2002 be fruitful and safe both for our enterprise as a whole, and for everyone! Wish you happiness, health, heat and good luck!

Source : Neftegaz.RU