It is important that the Yamal Oil & Gas Conference is held here, in Salekhard where Yamal LNG operates, where many other Russian oil and gas companies operate. I believe it is most appropriate to meet and communicate specifically in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, one of the most strategically important resource-rich regions in Russia. The format of this conference helps to get to know our colleagues’ experience, present our project’s progress while the composition of its participants makes it possible to discuss the current issues of the oil and gas sector, listen to our peers’ comments, and bring up similar issues and challenges arising from working in the High North. This year we sent to Yamal Oil & Gas an expanded team of specialists from Yamal LNG, presented our project, furnished details about its current status of implementation and saw huge interest in it. I hope that the next Yamal Oil & Gas conference will turn into an even higher-profile, thriving platform for the global professional community so I wish to this event’s organizers and to all of us, its participants, that we could identify even more interesting forms of work and communication for Yamal Oil & Gas 2014.