SPIGF 2019 Enabling substantive dialogue between industry leaders
The St. Petersburg International Gas Forum (SPIGF) brought together top managers, experts and stakeholders of the gas industry. Wintershall Dea CEO Mario Mehren and board member Thilo Wieland joined colleagues from the Business Unit Russia and took part in an extensive program of meetings, presentations and panel discussions.
This year’s Gas Forum in St. Petersburg has set new records: more than 30,000 visitors from 55 countries, 535 exhibits and more than 5,500 delegates gathered on the banks of the Neva to discuss most relevant issues and strategic prospects of the gas industry as well as share their expertise and present innovative achievements.
On behalf of Wintershall Dea’s management team, CEO Mario Mehren, Thilo Wieland, the Executive Board member responsible for Russia and Torsten Murin, Managing Director Wintershall Dea Russia, took part in the International Gas Forum.
For the first time, Wintershall Dea contributed to the Forum not only as a participant but also as a partner, presenting the newly merged company with its own exhibition stand. Wintershall Dea showcased its Russian projects and activities from all over the world and held expert talks on technological innovation, digitalization and high standards which build the cornerstone of the company’s operations.
At the plenary session of the Forum on 3 October 2019, Mario Mehren underlined the importance of strategic partnerships in the energy sector.
We want to make the natural gas industry fit for the future, a diverse and carbon-free natural gas future that includes blue and green gas. How do we achieve this? Through partnership. It’s the basic principle that can guide us forward in a complex world.
At the Forum, Wintershall Dea and Gazprom Nedra signed a cooperation agreement, which has become a new important step in the trusted partnership with Gazprom going back almost 30 years.
Our multifaceted collaboration with Gazprom has developed over the years into a successful model for German-Russian cooperation.
A socially responsible partner
Wintershall Dea takes its role as a socially responsible partner seriously. As a sign of the company’s commitment to promoting and supporting young talent, Torsten Murin took part as a jury member in the award ceremony of “A Glance into the Future”, an international competition for young scientists co-sponsored by Wintershall Dea.
The St. Petersburg International Gas Forum is one of the region’s most important industry events.
The forum is a great opportunity for meeting business partners. Here: Thilo Wieland, Mario Mehren, Vsevolod Cherepanov (Head of Gazprom Nedra) and Torsten Murin after the signing of a new cooperation agreement.
For the first time, Wintershall Dea contributed to the Forum as a partner, presenting the company with its own exhibition stand.
Mario Mehren discussed the prospects of the gas industry development with young specialists.
“Partnership is the basic principle that can guide us forward in a complex world”, said Mario Mehren during the plenary session.
Torsten Murin, Managing Director Wintershall Dea Russia, and Medet Bazil, Drilling Manager by Achimgaz, at the stand.
SPIGF is a set appointment for the Russian media.
Mario Mehren welcoming Viktor Zubkov, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Gazprom, at the Wintershall Dea stand.
Over 13 technical sessions at the Wintershall Dea stand gave visitors an authentic impression of the company’s work in Russia.
Wintershall Dea Team at SPIGF 2019