The Sakhalin-1 Consortium is committed to contracting with as many local companies as possible and providing jobs for as many Russian nationals as possible.
Contractors, subcontractors and vendors
Russian content is one of the key criteria in the Sakhalin-1 contracting process. While striving to maximize Russian content opportunities, however, preference is given to vendors that are able to effectively support the project objectives, including safety and health, environmental compliance, quality, maximizing profitability, and achieving scheduled completion.
To assist in maximizing the involvement of Russian contractors and vendors, Exxon Neftegas Limited, the Sakhalin Oblast Administration and the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation have established a Joint Committee on Russian Content.
These efforts have been successful as contracts have been awarded to hundreds of Russian companies and design institutes. To date, the Russian Content of contracts awarded for the Sakhalin-1 Project is over US$ 7.7 billion, or over two-thirds of the total.
Jobs for Russian people
Project operator Exxon Neftegas Limited alone directly employs more than 550 Russian nationals. One of the long-term goals of ENL management is to train Russian employees to fill positions at all levels. As Russian employees gain experience, their percentage will approach 90 percent of the total workforce in 2012.