Orica Ltd. is the world’s largest provider of commercial explosives and innovative blasting systems to the mining, quarrying, oil and gas and construction markets, a leading supplier of sodium cyanide for gold extraction, and a specialist provider of ground support services in mining and tunnelling. With a diverse workforce of around 11,500 employees and contractors, servicing customers across more than 100 countries globally, Orica has been operating in Russia for more than 20 years now with currently over 300 employees working at its 7 production sites and central office in Moscow, providing products and services to more than 20 clients in the country, which include the biggest Russian fertilizers and metals producers. 



NOVATEK is one of the largest independent natural gas producers in Russia. The Company is principally engaged in the exploration, production, processing and marketing of natural gas and liquid hydrocarbons and have 20 years of operational experience in the Russian oil and natural gas sector. Novatek’s Yamal LNG project is constructing a 16.5 mmtpa natural gas liquefaction plant utilizing the hydrocarbon resources of the South-Tambeyskoye field in the Russian Arctic. First LNG production is scheduled for 2017.



All-Russian Scientific Research Institute for Geology & Mineral Resources of the Ocean (VNIIOkeangeologia) is the head scientific organisation of the Russian Federation Ministry for Natural Resources in the sphere of geological studies of the continental shelf, the Ocean, the Arctic and the Antarctic. VNIIOkeangeologia provides a wide range of services in the fields of geology, geophysics and geochemistry including offshore prospecting of hydrocarbon fields (oil, gas, gas hydrates), geological engineering, seismological research and laboratory analysis.



Tigers Realm Coal’s (“TIG’s”) vision is to become a significant supplier of high quality coking coal to the seaborne market through the development of its assets located in the vicinity of the Bering Sea coast in the Russian Far East, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug (District). The two TIG controlled Licences, Amaam and Amaam North, together comprise the “Amaam Coal Project”. Integral to the realisation of the Amaam North project is the TIG owned Beringovsky Port and Coal Terminal, located 35km to the north east of the Amaam North tenement. TIG is planning to achieve this goal through gradually realising its resource potential and becoming a meaningful supplier of up to 10 Mtpa of coking coal to the seaborne market via the development of the Amaam Coal project in three stages.




National Energy Security Fund (NESF) was established in summer 2006 to study the influence of political factors on the energy industry and the effects of the oil & gas sector on the political processes in Russia. The NESF emerged from the Center for Current Politics as a detachment focusing solely on energy issues. Head of the Fund is Konstantin Simonov. NESF is based in Moscow.