Exxon Neftegas Limited Announces Results of 2021 Social Project Funding Contest | Sakhalin-1

On October 1 – 15, 2019, Exxon Neftegas Limited, on behalf of the Sakhalin-1 Consortium, conducted a social project contest among public non-profit organizations, governmental and municipal enterprises of the districts, where the Sakhalin-1 Project runs its business: Sakhalin Oblast (Nogliki and Okha Districts, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk) and Khabarovsk Krai (Ulchi and Nikolaevsk Districts, Khabarovsk).

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Exxon Neftegas Limited Announces Results of 2021 Social Project Funding Contest | Sakhalin-1

164 applications were received for the contest, which prompted the Company to set up an expert board comprising independent social projects experts and Exxon Neftegas Limited specialists to review the applications. The expert board reviewed, evaluated and recommended 93 applications for funding: 54 from Sakhalin Oblast and 39 from Khabarovsk Krai.

The list of recommended applications is posted following this link (available in Russian only). The contest winners will receive funds at the beginning of next year. Funding is provided by the international Sakhalin-1 Consortium comprised of Japanese SODECO, Rosneft oil company’s affiliates SMNG-Shelf and RN-Astra, Indian ONGC Videsh and ExxonMobil’s affiliate Exxon Neftegas Limited.  

At the stage of the applications submission, Exxon Neftegas Limited specialists and social initiatives experts conducted seven consultations to answer applicants’ questions and assist them in filling in application forms. The epidemiological environment made it necessary to conduct the meetings online, which were later placed in public domain, thus having gathered over 800 participants and views.

To help the contestants, the specialists also created video lessons Social Project Technology. Sakhalin-1 Version that minutely describe the main stages of a socially significant project implementation. Representatives of Sakhalin Oblast and Khabarovsk Krai non-governmental organizations also participated in the preparation of the lessons. They shared their own experience in implementing social projects starting from the definition of a goal and objectives and ending with the evaluation of the project efficiency in the context of their own initiatives that had been successfully implemented with the support of the Sakhalin-1 Consortium.       

In addition to the applications that got the funding under the contest, in 2021 the Consortium will also support social projects that are part of its long-term charitable programs, including healthcare, education, promotion of a healthy lifestyle and fitness and other priority areas.   

The year 2020 can mark the following social projects implemented with the Sakhalin-1 Consortium’s support based on the grant contest and as part of the long-term partnership:   

  • Purchase various equipment for Sakhalin hospitals and clinics, including for treatment of respiratory diseases and oncological patients who are in COVID-19 risk group
  • Fund the construction of a laboratory to expand COVID-19 testing capabilities for Sakhalin North residents
  • Support Petroleum Engineering Program for students of Technical Oil and Gas Institute under Sakhalin State University upon graduation of which they get a second degree from the Russian Goubkin State Oil and Gas University
  • Support the projects designated to promote healthy lifestyle and make sports activities more accessible: Skis to School project for equipment and fitting out of schools, arrange regional cross-country skiing races in Troitskoye settlement, Leather Ball annual children’s tournament, etc. 
  • Eureka – a Way to Success project designated to support and educate children interested in science: mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, etc.  
  • Support indigenous minority peoples of the North: arrangement of an ethnic reindeer herders’ Koorey celebration in Sakhalin, participation of the representatives of Ulchi District indigenous peoples in 2020 Treasures of the North trade fair in Moscow, Journey to the World of Nivkhs project consisting of a mobile exhibition and master-classes of Sakhalin artists, etc.
  • Create a Valery Chkalov interactive platform on the base of Yak-40 aircraft for cultural and educational children’s and family events in Nikolaevsk-on-Amur
  • Printing House Round the Corner project of the Sakhalin Oblast Research Library to introduce readers to the history of book printing and let them make a book by themselves on a special bench by using various techniques.

During almost 20 years of its activities, the Sakhalin-1 Consortium has contributed over 1.5 billion rubles to support over 1,600 various social projects.

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