«The First Oil» ceremony

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The event "The first oil" was devoted to the beginning of oil mining in the trial exploitation of the oilfield named by Trebs and Titov. This event was of national importance: operation of one of the largest continental oil deposits in Russia was launched.

The agency organized for «Bashneft-Polyus" (joint enterprise of «Bashneft" and "LUKOIL") the opening ceremony, which was held in October 22, 2013 in the Nenets Autonomous District,  in the central oil mining point named by Trebs.

Before the official ceremony, the participants had an excursion to the drilling rig, looked at the national houses of the Republic of Bashkortostan and the Nenets Autonomous District, tried Bashkir traditional cuisine.

During the ceremony the honorable guests made their speeches – the Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich , the governor of the Nenets Autonomous District  Igor Fyodorov , the Chairman of the board of directors of AFK " Sistema" Vladimir Yevtushenko , the president of "LUKOIL" Vagit  Alekperov , the chairman of the board  of directors of "Bashneft" Felix Evtushenkov , the President of "Bashneft" Alexander Korsik, the general director of " Bashneft- Polyus" Vladimir Nesterenko . Then Mr. Nesterenko invited all the participants to the symbolic start button of the operation fields. After the ceremonial part a press briefing started, during which the participants of the ceremony communicated with journalists.

The event "The first oil" was widely covered in media, the Russian news and information portals and publications included a story about the opening. The news channel "Russia 24" devoted a special report to the official launch.

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