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24 Oct. 2018

Odoptu hosted the National Advisory Board for cooperation of Exxon Neftegas Limited, Sakhalin Government and indigenous minority people.

Cooperation between Sakhalin-1 and indigenous people of Sakhalin was discussed during the site visit.

A regular meeting of the Advisory Committee for Cooperation comprised of representatives of Exxon Neftegas Limited (ENL), the Regional Council of Authorized Representatives of the Indigenous Minorities of the North, and the Sakhalin Oblast Government was held on October 20, 2018.
Representatives from the Regional Council, the Okha District Administration and Exxon Neftegas Limited, the Sakhalin-1 Project Operator, met at the Sakhalin-1 Odoptu production facility.
Prior to the meeting, ENL representatives discussed their work and organized a facility site tour for members of the Advisory Committee. The guests also visited the place where the temporary offloading facility for oversized Odoptu Stage 2 equipment modules was previously located. Upon completion of cargo deliveries in 2017, the temporary offloading facility was dismantled, the Piltun Bay area was restored to its original condition, and the adjacent territory was reclaimed and planted with local vegetation.
During the meeting, Exxon Neftegas Limited representatives discussed 2019 community contribution plans and reviewed the 2018 social projects supported by the Sakhalin-1 Consortium. Meeting participants exchanged views and suggestions about the Sakhalin-1 Charitable Program.
In addition to the members of the Advisory Committee, representatives of the traditional folk art group, Ais Tif (Golden Stitch), from Nekrasovka Village in the Okha District participated in the site visit. With support from the Sakhalin-1 Consortium, Ais Tif works to preserve and develop the art of traditional embroidery by Indigenous Peoples of Sakhalin. Albina Migun, the group lead, spoke about artisans participating in this work, about the distinctive features of this art, and the master class programs in various districts of the region. The master classes are giving a new life to this ancient art by gaining new participants who are learning the traditional methods of embroidery and the special techniques of folk ornament.

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