On September 7, 2012 the Black Gold of Yugra Contest was concluded in Khanty-Mansiysk. At the contest, Salym Petroleum Development N.V. (SPD) took the 2nd place in the category “The Most Dynamic Enterprise”. Moreover, SPD employee Vasily Glazunov was granted an award as the Best Operator in Oil Treatment and Transportation.
SPD has now won the prize of the most dynamic company for the 8th time in a row, and this a genuinely marvelous performance in the history of Russian oil industry. This award is recognition of SPD’s unique culture and the great efforts of our great team, our employees, our shareholders, our contractors and our partners.
SPD CEO Simon Durkin said:
“We have a very challenging time ahead of us to safely deliver our strategy and the value to the shareholders that is forecast in our plans. However, I strongly believe that despite the significant challenge we will succeed in “Growing New Oil” and implementing the “Gamechangers” to safely both boost production and to create fantastic opportunities for both SPD and the whole of Western Siberia. This is based on my belief in of our great and dynamic team, “the best team”, a team that includes great professionals such as Vasily Glazunov who was granted an award in this contest. Well done everyone in SPD, we continue to show that we can create new opportunities and value through our strong culture and our dynamic behavior.”
The Black Gold of Yugra regional contest is carried out on an annual basis among oil and gas companies of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug (KHMAO) since 2003 and is timed to coincide with the national Oilman’s Day festivities.
The organizer of the contest is KHMAO Department of Oil and Mineral Resources.
SPD has been taking part in the contest since 2005 and has received awards in different categories, including For Efficient Development of Subsoil Resources, For Social-Economic Partnership and The Most Dynamic Enterprise.