On 25 November, Rusneftegaz hosted an event in Moscow to mark the achievements of a number of a staff over the past twelve months. This was the first such ceremony held by our organization since 2019, prior to the commencement of the coronavirus pandemic, which has disrupted our plans for the past two years. Instead of prizes being distributed locally by regional managers, a pool of dignitaries, executives and representatives descended on the capital to recognize the work of our personnel in the field, and our administrators, whom operate at a greater distance. All of those nominated for awards last Friday were nominated by their contemporaries in appreciation of their exceptional endeavors and hard work. These selections were then seconded by their managers, before the final choices being approved at board level. Following the evening, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Alexander Filyurin, remarked:
“Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of those that have won awards and been honored here today. The board and I never fail to be amazed by what our staff do to help make Rusneftegaz a successful company, and the past year is just another chapter in that success story. Although it is fair to say that this year has been far more challenging than we expected, we all managed to rise to those challenges and see them off again. We are anticipating strong results for this year, which represent our ongoing growth. There are many reasons to remember 2022 fondly; especially when we remember that this is the first year of the decade that has not been massively impacted by the pandemic. There are even more reasons to be excited about next year though, a lot of the projects that were delayed by the pandemic are now due to be completed in 2023, which could be a truly transformational year for our company. Personally, I am excited by it, and I hope all of our staff are, too.”
Among the worthy prizewinners were Artem Shaparov and Artur Denisov, who were chosen as employee and young employee of the year respectively. Both of these men are considered to have made an outstanding individual contribution to the development of Rusneftegaz throughout 2022. In this case, Shaparov managed to oversee and complete a complex technical project to renew a malfunctioning pump jack at an unprecedented speed. Likewise, Denisov has made outstanding progress as an engineer since joining our company in June last year, whilst also raising significant funds for veteran’s charities. As per the precedent set since the health crisis started in 2020, management also elected to award special commendations to eighteen members of staff for their efforts this year. This is because Rusneftegaz always aims to both acknowledge and commend the remarkable accomplishments of all those affiliated with our company, and is grateful to them for our continued success. We wish them all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.