On 16-19 June 2014, Crocus Expo hosted 21st World Petroleum Congress. The Sakhalin Region became the only constituent entity of the Russian Federation that presented its booth at this prestigious forum. PR support to the Far East event was provided by Polylog agency.

4,000 Participants, 30 Ministers, 400 Top Managers

The congress was attended by:

  • 4,000 participants from more than 80 countries, including China, Japan, Germany, Britain, France, Canada, Norway, India, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Brazil, Venezuela, and others;
  • 30 ministers, including Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak, Venezuelan Energy Minister Rafael Ramirez Karenno, Algerian Energy Minister Youcef Yousfi, Minister of Science and Technology of Angola Maria Teyksiera, and others;
  • 400 heads of industrial enterprises and top managers, including president of Rosneft Igor Sechin, president of BP Bob Dudley, president of Exxon Mobil Rex Tillerson, CEO of Bashneft Kamil Zakirov, director general of Gazprom International Valery Gulev, CEO of Gazprom Neft Alexandr Dyukov, vice-president of Transneft Mikhail Barkov, director of Statoil Helge Lund, and others. There were 500 participating companies, including ExxonMobil, Chevron, Total, Petrobras, GeneralElectirc, BP, Rosneft, Gazprom, Transneft, Novatek, and others.

54 Square Meters, 410 People During 4 Days

The 54-square meter booth of Sakhalin Region represented the key oil and gas projects Sakhalin-1, Sakhalin-2, and Sakhalin-3. The booth attracted a record number of visitors − 410 people during the 4 days of the exhibition.

The booth was visited by the members of the world's leading oil and gas companies such as:

  • Aquarion water, Germany
  • Astron, Luxembourg
  • Blohm Voss Oil Tools, Germany
  • Hason, Canada
  • Inpex, Japan
  • Kevin wu, China
  • Linde, Representative office in Russia
  • MAN, Representative office in Russia
  • Mitsui and Co. Moscow, Representative office in Russia
  • Nabors, Representative office in Russia
  • Neftegaz.ru, Russia
  • Novas, Russia
  • Quebec, Canada
  • RS Components Russia, Russia
  • Safests, UK
  • Schlumberger, Representative office in Russia
  • Shell, Representative office in Russia
  • Sinopec geophysical corporation, Japan
  • Swift, Representative office in Russia
  • Teldor, Israel
  • Velan, Representative office in Russia
  • Vision of Energy as, Norway
  • ZCM, China
  • Gas Industry, Russia
  • Gazprom, Russia
  • Lukoil, Russia
  • United Petrochemical Company, Russia
  • Rosneft, Russia
  • Pipe Metallurgical Company (PMC), Russia
  • TEC Mosenergo, Russia
  • And many other companies of oil and gas industry

The booth featured an interactive presentation specially created for the World Congress; the presentation allows visitors to the booth to learn about the location of deposits, as well oil and gas projects in Sakhalin Region, and read the details of each project.

Visitors to the booth could also familiarize themselves with the major oil and gas projects in Sakhalin region − Sakhalin-1, Sakhalin-2, and Sakhalin-3 − with the help of presentations, which provide a clear and graphic representation about the amounts of production, marketing of products, basic facilities, timing, and prospects for the completion of projects.

As part of the operations of the booth, business meetings were held in the negotiation area between the Government of Sakhalin Region and the Forum participants. The Delegation of Sakhalin Region, headed by the Governor, visited the booths of the largest oil and gas companies.

Sakhalin Region at 21st World Petroleum Congress

Governor and 400 Specialists

On June 17, the Governor made a presentation in the plenary session “The Role of LNG in the Energy Future of Russia”.

The participants of the session:

  • Alexander Medvedev, member of the Management Board of Gazprom JSC, General Director of Gazprom export
  • Maarten Wetselaar, Executive Vice President of Shell Integrated Gas
  • Sergey Frank, CEO, Chairman of the Management Board of Sovcomflot JSC
  • Olivier Lazare, Chairman of the Shell Concern in Russia
  • Viktor Martynov, Principal of Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas

Report of the Governor “LNG of Sakhalin. Experience, Achievements, and Prospects” was the keynote speech of the session and attracted great interest of the participants and the media.

The plenary was attended by about 400 experts from around the world.

97 Publications

As part of information support, the following were organized: two press briefings (June 16 and 17); one&one interviews with federal television channels and international media.

A total of 97 publications provide coverage of the participation of Sakhalin Region in the World Petroleum Congress: Federal media − 39 publications, including Vedomosti, Kommersant, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Izvestia, ITAR TASS news agency, Interfax, and others. Regional media − 46 publications. Industry media − 12 publications, including Neftegaz.ru, Pronedra, Oil of Russia, Oilcapital.ru etc.

The Governor of Sakhalin Region gave a briefing to the representatives of the federal mass media as part of 21st World Petroleum Congress, which had opened in Moscow. The event, largest in the oil and gas industry, gathered about 5,000 delegates from 90 countries, including ministers related to the industry and heads of leading oil and gas corporations. The island region, which is a recognized center of oil and gas production of the national scale, was the only constituent entity in Russia which posted its special booth at the site of this prestigious forum.

National News Agency

21st World Petroleum Congress in Moscow gathered about 5,000 delegates from 90 countries. Alexander Khoroshavin, the Governor of Sakhalin Region, took an active part in the event. Today the head of the region presented his report “The Role of LNG for the Energy Future of Russia” at the special session. According to Alexander Khoroshavin, Sakhalin has great prospects in this market. And the recently signed contract for gas supply to China opens up new perspectives for the region.


Russia has to secure a niche for itself in the global market of liquefied natural gas (LNG) before 2020. Otherwise the niche will be occupied by competitors from Australia and the Middle East, where a lot of gas liquefaction facilities are being constructed. This was declared by Alexander Khoroshavin, the Governor of Sakhalin, during 21st World Petroleum Congress in Moscow.

Rossiyskaya Gazeta