On March 12, 2012 the Frame Cooperation Agreement was signed by Shtokman Development AG (SDAG), Moscow State Institute (University) of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (MGIMO) and the International Institute of Energy Policy and Diplomacy of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations MIEP-MGIMO). The document was signed by Alexei Zagorovskiy, Chief Executive Officer, SDAG, Anatoly Torkunov, MGIMO President, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor Valery Salygin, Director of MIEP.

The Agreement provides for cooperation in training, employment, personnel career enhancement, including organization of personnel training to be engaged in phase 1 of the Shtokman Project. To this effect, the Parties to the Agreement intend to jointly develop training programs based on SDAG requirements, and with regard to the Project unique features.

“SDAG HR policy stipulates engagement of best and talented young professionals in the Project, which will promote to creation of highly effective team. We are confident that MGIMO and MIEP long experience in training of highly professional personnel will significantly contribute to the human resources content of the Project. It will considerably increase Russian content in the Project, while engagement of your graduates in the Shtokman Project will serve the basis for creating human resources potential for new large Russian and international projects in the Arctic shelf” — said Alexei Zagorovskiy at the signing ceremony.


SDAG has been actively developing partners’ relations with most famous Russian Universities and colleges under training program of young Russian specialists for the Shtokman Project. The Cooperation Agreement with MGIMO and MIEP is the fifth document signed within the past year. Similar agreements were signed earlier with Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Murmansk State Technical University, Northern (Arctic) Federal University (Arkhangelsk), and Admiral Makarov State Marine Academy (Saint-Petersburg).

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