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September 21Gazprom?s licensed areas. The main ob- jective is the Prirazlomnoye field devel- opment, located offshore in the Pechora Sea.?We are striving to achieve perform- ance excellence in our key businesses aimed at facilitating sustainable develop- ment of the Gazprom Group as a world?s largest energy company. In the coming years GPNS will focus on oil recovery, transportation, and pre-development op- erations in the Prirazlomnoye oil field as well as in other offshore Arctic fields,? says Leonid Khmarinov, Managing En- gineer, Environmental Control Depart- ment, GPNS.The company will proceed with geo- logical exploration and geophysical ac- tivities, as well as the construction of infrastructure facilities in Gazprom?s li- censed areas and fields which are located on the continental shelf, Yamal Peninsula and in Yakutia. ?Meeting the requirements of federallaws on environmental protection and Gazprom?s environmental policy provi- sions is a high priority for us,? says Khmarinov factually. Right OSR equipment for the environment Environmental pollution prevention measures include amongst others the OilSpill Contingency Plans (OSCPs). ?The OSR equipment, as a part of the approved OSCP for the Prirazlomnoye field was put out to tender in 2010, and Lamor Cor- poration was awarded the tender. The equipment is destined for the specialcrews located on the Prirazlomnaya field. These crews are trained to manage OSR operations during possible oil spill inci-dents and are capable of operatingLamor?s OSR equipment,? says Khmari- nov. Khmarinov is pleased with the decision that GPNS opted to invest in Lamor?s OSR equipment since it proved to be the most efficient and effective, coupled with its faultless performance in various OSR operations. ?We needed a reliable partner who had experience and state-of-the-art OSR equipment. This we found in Lamor Corporation. Moreover, we are knowl- edgeable about the equipment and theflawless and effective performance car- ried out in numerous operations in thevarious regions of our activities e.g. in western Siberia. We know that we can en- tirely rely on Lamor?s OSR equipment performance,? Khmarinov highlights. ?I used Lamor?s OSR equipment in Nizhnevartovsk, Noyabrsk, Nefteyu- gansk, Tyumen and in Orenburg during various incidents. No matter what the cli- mate or terrain, offshore too, Lamor proved to be the right choice in every sit- uation regardless of the challenge,? Khmarinov adds. ?What impresses me most about Lamoris the continuous development of new technologically advanced OSR equip- ment that is excellent in oil spill clean-up operations. The communication is vital and we are fully informed of more ad-vanced and new effective solutions as they come on stream,? says Khmarinov sincerely. ?In the autumn, GPNS together withMurmansk?s Maritime Basin Emergency and Rescue Department have a scheduled joint OSR exercise in the Varandey Re- gion in which Lamor?s OSR equipment will be used,? says Khmarinov. MR#9 (18-25):MR Template 9/11/2012 1:41 PM Page 21

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