The federal service for labour and employment (rostrud) appreciated Gazpromneft-Sakhalin Competency in the organization of industrial safety and labor protection

“Gazpromneft-Sakhalin experience in terms of industrial safety and labor protection is significant and can be implemented in other resource-extracting companies of Russia.” Comment by Mikhail Ivankov, the Head of the Federal Service for Labour and Employment, during a visit to the company’s facilities.

As part of the working visit to Sakhalin Island, the Head of Rostrud has visited the transport and logistics facilities of Gazpromneft-Sakhalin and got acquainted with the labour, industrial and environmental safety conditions of the company. Mikhail Ivankov observed the work of the duty dispatch services as well as loading and uploading processes at the coastal facility in a real-time mode, marking the high level of compliance with safety standards, including the personnel of Gazpromneft-Sakhalin provision with individual protective gears.

Mikhail Ivankov, the Head of the Federal Service for Labour and Employment:

“Gazprom Neft demonstrates the leadership in its work on the Russian continental shelf. Despite the severe climatic conditions, the issues of industrial and environmental safety, while offshore projects implementation, are considered as of the highest priority. Those practices definitely have to be studied by other organizations, involved in the natural resources production.”

Andrey Patrushev, Deputy General Director of Offshore Projects Development, Gazprom Neft:

“We are convinced that the success of Gazprom Neft and its subsidiaries depends on, primarily, the safety of our employees and the environment. We use the best world practices in our work and consistently increasing the safety level in each segment of our activity. This strategy allows our high-tech projects to comply with the most stringent industry safety standards.”


The Federal Service for Labour and Employment (Rostrud) is a federal executive body responsible for the monitoring and oversight of issues related to labour, employment, community service and social security.

Gazpromneft Sakhalin is a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft. Core business activities are exploration and development of the oil and gas fields, located in the sea. The company is the exploration operator at the Dolginskoye oil field, the North-West license block in the Pechora Sea, the Kheisovsky license block in the Barents Sea, the Severo-Vrangelevsky license block in the East-Siberian and Chukhchi Seas, as well as the Ayashsky license block in the sea of Okhotsk.

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