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PM Expert is Participating in the Major Project of TNK-BP

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PM Expert is Participating in the Major Project of TNK-BP


PM Expert, a member of ARMADA Group (MICEX-RTS: ARMD), together with the Customer’s specialists has successfully completed the first stage of the servicing and engineering works under the Gas Projects Programme for ROSPAN INTERNATIONAL CJSC, a member of TNK-BP Group of Companies.

The purpose of the Gas Projects Programme is a large-scale development of Vostochno-Urengoyskoe and Novo-Urengoyskoe gas and condensate license blocks, which will enable TNK-BP to come to a new level of production, processing, preparation and transportation of gas products. The total duration of the Programme is 8 years – from 2011 to 2019.

During this time two gas treatment units, a railway terminal, three gathering pipelines, a gas pipeline for external transportation as well as more than 20 well clusters are to be constructed at Novo-Urengoyskoe and Vostochno-Urengoyskoe license blocks. The planned CAPEX of the Programme is approximately USD 6 billion.

Within the cooperation framework the specialists of PM Expert have rendered project management support services to the Customer, including:

  • development of management plans and schedule models of projects;
  • operational management of projects;
  • administration of projects.

The solutions implemented by PM Expert will ensure effective management of the projects of the Programme. In particular, the schedule model allows to control the project implementation progress and to detect timely any deviations from plans, to make appropriate forecasts and to determine demand for resources for the performance of works. All this will enable the Customer to manage projects, to save resources, not exceeding the budget limits and the established terms, in accordance with the business-goals of ROSPAN INTERNATIONAL CJSC.

«The Gas Projects Programme is a stage of crucial importance for the implementation of the gas strategy of TNK-ВР, - says Alexander Sleptsov, Executive Director of the Gas Projects Programme of ROSPAN INTERNATIONAL CJSC. – In cooperation with the specialists of PM Expert we managed to perform professionally all the tasks set despite the project difficulties, namely, the scheduled performance dates, the absence of the approved organizational chart, a large number of experts located in separate regions, different information sources. I am sure that the application of project management technologies will help to implement the Programme successfully».

«Participation in the Gas Projects Programme will give PM Expert unique experience of working on one of the largest national capital construction projects in the gas and oil sphere, - comments Alexander Kutuzov, CEO of PM Expert, PME. – We are glad that during recent years project management in Russia is coming to a principally new level and is being used in such large-scale projects. We are particularly happy that our company has been chosen to render project management support services».

The work on the Gas Projects Programme is not the first experience of cooperation of the two companies: until present days the specialists of PM Expert have implemented a number of projects in the sphere of consulting and project management training upon request of TNK-ВР.


ROSPAN INTERNATIONAL CJSC, a subsidiary of TNK-ВР, is an operator of development of Vostochno-Urengoiskoe and Novo-Urengoiskoe gas and condensate fields in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District. The extracted reserves are estimated at 891 billion cubic meters of gas and 133 million tons of gas condensate.

ROSPAN INTERNATIONAL CJSC was established in 1994. TNK acquired 44 % of its shares in 2002, and became a 100 % owner in 2004.

ROSPAN INTERNATIONAL CJSC gas sales totaled 1.5 billion cubic meters in 2007 and 2.5 billion cubic meters in 2008.

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