A corporate class with a specialization in chemistry is opened in school №17 in Noviy Urengoy. This is another project of the German company Wintershall Dea.
The chemistry class is equipped with the most advanced materials and teaching aids, as well as with modern laboratory equipment. The project is aimed at assistance to development and maintenance of interest of the younger generation to natural sciences, to increase in the level of professional competence of students. It will also assist to intercultural exchange in education and science.
In addition, Wintershall Dea supports the annual school exchange between the cities of Kassel and Noviy Urengoy and the program on scientific exchange between the school research centre of North Hesse and school №17 of Noviy Urengoy. The program has no analogues in Europe. Within the exchange adolescents from Kassel together with their coevals from Russia work on their own projects in the sphere of climate research. According to the press service of the head of the region, this year the company will be one of the partners of the Science 0+ festival (NAUKA 0+), which will be held in Labytnangi in December.
Wintershall Dea is the Europe’s largest independent company on gas and oil extraction. It is involved in three projects in Western Siberia. “Achimgaz” founded in 2003 is the joint German-Russian venture, in which Wintershall Dea and “Gazprom dobycha Urengoy” have own equal shares. In the vicinity of Noviy Urengoy the partners extract gas and gas condensate on the geologically complex site 1A of Achimov deposits in Urengoyskoye field. Every day the company extracts up to 29 million cubic meters of gas and 12 thousand tonnes of condensate. According to the plan on field development approved by the competent state authorities, the total production amount of “Achimgaz” is estimated in 230 milliard cubic meters of gas and 70 million tonnes of condensate.
“Achim development” is the youngest joint venture between Wintershall Dea and Gazprom in Siberia. The company will develop sections 4A and 5A of Achimov deposits in Urengoyskoye field, what will allow bringing production of gas and gas condensate in Russia to the new level. “Achim development” is the first project of Wintershall Dea in Russia behind the Polar Circle. Also, together with “Gazprom” and OMV, the company manages the joint venture “Severneftegazprom”, which extracts 25 milliard cubic meters of natural gas annually for Western Europe in Yuzhno-Russkoye field. Extractable reserves of the field make more than 600 milliard cubic meters of natural gas.