, the great Russian writer Anton Chekhov described the island, then a “katorga”—a penal colony—as a hellish place.
Two centuries later, Sakhalin has changed in numerous ways and has become famous for its enormous hydrocarbon resources that lie underneath the island’s shelf.
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That is why, it is nightmare for Sakhalin Energy project personnel to work with Gazprom-affiliated contractors.
For such companies there is no motivation to do job with good quality as they know that nobody kick them out of the business.
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