Fact-Finding Mission
Russia oil + gas

Rescheduled // Oil and gas industry in Russia

Postponed due to coronavirus. New dates: 26th - 30th October 2020

The health of our customers, partners and employees is a top priority for Switzerland Global Enterprise. Against the background of the current situation regarding the spread of the coronavirus, we are therefore rescheduling our mission to Russia to October 2020. Alternatively, we offer our customers an exchange with our experts via digital channels at any time - Michael Kühn is at your disposal and will also be happy to answer any questions you might have.

A business mission to Russia for Swiss suppliers operating in the oil and gas industry

This business mission to Russia brings Swiss suppliers and service providers for the oil and gas industry together with stakeholders of the public and private sector in Russia. Furthermore, this mission provides insights into the Russian oil and gas industry and facilitates matchmaking meetings with the Russian counterparts in Moscow and Astrakhan.

Why should you attend this business mission to Russia?

In Russia the oil and gas sector is one of the main pillars of the national industry and one of the main suppliers to the world market. It consists mainly of big corporations. For foreign SMEs it is often difficult to establish contacts to local partners in this sector.

The mission will be led by the Ambassador of Switzerland to Russia, Mr. Yves Rossier, and the CEO of Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE), Ms Simone Wyss Fedele. They will help to open doors to relevant industry players and official bodies and will facilitate matchmaking meetings in Moscow and Astrakhan.

Who should travel with us to Russia?

This mission is for all Swiss suppliers and service providers who are keen to strengthen their knowledge about the oil and gas industry in Russia. It is also for those who aim to extend their network and meet with stakeholders of the public and private sector in Russia.

What can you expect in Russia?

  • A meeting with an engineering divisions of an oil company in Moscow
  • A meeting with an engineering divisions of a gas company in Moscow
  • Individual B2B meeting in Moscow
  • Visit of an oil extraction place in Astrakhan
  • A meeting with the Governor in Astrakhan
  • A meeting with the chamber of commerce in Astrakhan
  • Various exclusive networking events

Why Russia? Why Moscow, why Astrakhan?

The ongoing modernization and expansion in the oil and gas industry in Russia generates large investments and numerous business opportunities for foreign suppliers, including Swiss companies.

Moscow, the capital of the Russian Federation, has approx. 13 million inhabitants and is the vibrant heart of this large country and its economy. Most oil and gas companies are headquartered here.

Astrakhan region is most famous for its vast deposits of hydrocarbons: natural gas and gas condensate. The continental part of Astrakhan region and the adjacent area of the Caspian Sea boast substantial oil and gas deposits, being the largest in European Russia. Land area resources amount to nearly 6 trillion cubic meters of gas and over 1,3 billion tons of liquid hydrocarbons. The major part of all the hydrocarbons comprises gas condensate and gas deposits belonging to the Astrakhan structural high. Hydrocarbon field development is also ongoing in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea with 8 major oil and gas fields. The inferred resources of the Caspian shelf come to nearly 1,1 billion tons of oil and gas condensate as well as nearly 800 billion cubic meters of natural gas.



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Target audience Swiss suppliers and service providers operating in the oil and gas industry in Russia
Organizer Switzerland Global Enterprise
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Moscou et Astrakhan


Program (draft - everything tbc)

Day 1: Moscow

Individual arrival to Moscow


Briefing and buffet dinner


Transfer to the hotel

Day 2: Moscow

Breakfast at the hotel


Transfer to Rosneft


Meeting with Rosneft (TBC)


Transfer and lunch


Meeting with Novatek (TBC)


Transfer to Petroengineering


Meeting with Petroengineering (TBC)


Transfer to hotel



Day 3: Moscow

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out


Transfer to B2B Meeting


B2B Meeting


Transfer to the airport Sheremetevo


Check-in and snacks


Flight to Astrakhan (SU 1174)


Transfer to the hotel and check-in


Dinner at the hotel

Day 4: Astrakhan

Breakfast at the hotel


Transfer to the airport


Instructions and flight to the offshore platform


Visit of the platform


Transfer to the administration


Meeting with the Governor and the administration


Transfer to the hotel


Official Swiss reception with buffet dinner at the hotel

Day 5: Astrakhan

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out


Transfer to the airport


Check-in and snacks


Flight Astrakhan - Moscow (SU 1643)


Individual departure from Moscow



S-GE members
CHF 4'150 for S-GE gold members and CHF 4'500 for silver members
CHF 4'900 for non-members

Included in the price

  • All transfers (in a minibus) in Moscow and Astrakhan
  • Flight from Moscow to Astrakhan
  • Hotel rooms from 26.10.2020 - 30.10.2020 (4*, single room with bathroom, breakfast)
  • Lunches and dinners according to the program
  • Translations from Russian to English or German
  • Organization of individual business meetings
  • Complete travel documentation

Not included in the price

  • Individual travel insurancy
  • Flights to and from Russia
  • Visa costs (mandatory for Swiss citizens)

Important notes

  • Swiss citizens need a visa to enter Russia. Each participant is responsible for obtaining the visa in time
  • Insurance rests in the responsibility of the participants

S-GE membership

Are you interested in a membership with S-GE? Please, find further information here.


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Michael Kühn

Senior Consultant Russia, CIS and Nordic Countries

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