The Opening Ceremony

Date: June 23

Time: 19:00-22:00

The Opening Ceremony of the 6th Future Leaders Forum of the World Petroleum Council will be held at the Mariinsky Theatre, which is worthily called «the Pearl of Cultural Life» not only in St. Petersburg but also in Russia. Delegates of Forum will have the opportunity to see the classic ballet “Giselle”. Perhaps, this is the most mystical ballet of the repertoire. At the heart of the libretto is a fantastic story of love, overcoming the boundaries of worlds. This story is about a young heroine, dying from a broken heart, mysteriously hears the call of ghosts, which beckon her into their round dance.  As a result, becoming one of them, she saves the one, who betrayed her love.

Preliminary event programme:

18:00-18.30- General gathering at the Mariinsky Theatre

18:30-18:50- Guests are invited to the hall

19:00-19:30- Official opening ceremony

19:30-22:00 – “Giselle” (a two-act fabulous ballet performance incl. intermission)


Neva River Cruise

Date: June 24

Time: 19:00-22:00

An entertaining canals tour of Saint Petersburg will acquaint the Forum delegates with the main attractions of the northern capital. The route of this tour passes through central rivers and canals, therefore delegates will have the opportunity to see the main palaces, cathedrals, and museums of Saint Petersburg. This is a great chance to behold the city as it is – calm, bright, romantic.

Sights, which participants will see from the ship:

  • Kunstkamera
  • Rostral columns
  • Winter Palace
  • Peter-and-Paul Fortress
  • Palace, Troitsky, Liteiny, Bolsheokhtinsky bridges
  • Aurora Cruiser
  • Bronze Horseman
  • Admiralty
  • Hermitage Museum
  • Industrial and business areas of the city


Culture Night in the Hermitage

Date: June 25

Time: 19:00 – 22:00

The Hermitage is one of the largest art museums in the world, the exposition of which is located in more than 350 halls. A special place is occupied by the ceremonial interiors of the Palace. The State Hermitage Museum has a collection of over three million works of art and monuments of world culture. It consists of paintings, drawings, sculptures and objects of applied art, archaeological finds and numismatic material.


Closing Ceremony in the Konstantinovsky Palace

Date: June 26

Time: 19:00 – 00:00

The Official Closing Ceremony of the Forum will be held in the Konstantinovsky Palace. This monument of architecture of the XVIII century, located on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland, fascinates with its strict beauty and well-groomed Park. Now it is the official place of rest for senior officials of Russia and reception of important guests.

Meeting with multi-faceted St. Petersburg in the Closing Ceremony guests of the Forum from the entrance. Here they are met with “age-old” fragments of St. Petersburg XVIII, XIX and XX centuries. Participants and delegates of the Forum will have the opportunity to get acquainted with classical and non-classical St. Petersburg, to feel the diversity of the city, where classical style and modern graffiti, ballet and hip-hop, Opera and rock music coexist. Thus, St. Petersburg will open to guests an unusual, bright and at the same time very sincere city.


Football Tournament

Date: June 27

Time: 11:00 – 12:30

Venue: Sports Center of Vasileostrovsky district, 66, Malyi Prospect of Vasilievsky Island

Participants of the Future Leaders Forum will be able to take part in a friendly football tournament. They can put their teams on the tournament, or register on their own and then team up with other single participants. In total, 10 teams participate in the competition, and there are no more than 10 people in each team. In addition, you can just visit the match and support your teams from the stands of the football stadium.


Environmental Campaign

Date: June 27

Time: 10:00 – 17:00

In cooperation with “Biologists are for environmental protection”, the Russian National Committee of the World Petroleum Council plans to prepare and implement a three-year project for the production, installation, and monitoring of various types of artificial spawning grounds in the Gulf of Finland. Before the descent of the artificial spawning ground into the Gulf of Finland, a master class in an interactive format will be held for the participants of the Environmental Campaign. Participants will try their hand in achieving and maintaining a balance between “ecology” and “economy”, developing production facilities and introducing environmental technologies, methods, and measures for resource conservation and nature protection.


Technical tours

Date: June 27

Time: 10:00 – 17:00

As part of the Technical Programme of the Forum, it is planned to visit production, construction and transport facilities.

The Forum participants have the opportunity to choose one of these tours:

  • “Portovaya” Compressor Station (CS).

“Portovaya” Compressor Station, Port Linear Production Department of main gas pipelines branch of “Gazprom Transgaz Saint-Petersburg” is the starting point for gas supplies to Europe via “Nord Stream” sea gas pipeline. In terms of total power, operating pressure and transport distance, it is the most powerful CS in the world. It is located on the Baltic Sea coast in Portovaya Bay, near the city of Vyborg, Leningrad region. The station provides transportation of gas through the “North Stream” without creating additional compressor capacity. For this purpose, six R gas pumping units of Rolls-Royce company with a capacity of 50 MW are installed here, used for the first time in the history of the Unified Gas Supply System of Russia, as well as two units with a capacity of 25 MW. For successful work of “Portovaya” CS, the developed infrastructure is formed – these are systems of power supply, water supply, and water disposal, installation of thermal neutralization of waste, a network of highways and so on.

  • “Vysotsk” Distribution and Transshipment Complex (DTC)

DTC-Vysotsk “LUKOIL-II” – distribution and transshipment complex, the main task of which is the transshipment of dark and light oil products from the rail, water and pipeline transport to the sea (tanker). The company is located in the Leningrad region on the shore of the Vyborg Bay. Three railway overpasses provide simultaneous processing of 216 railway tank cars. The terminal has three berths, which allow taking the tanker with a deadweight of up to 100 000 thousand tons. Storage of oil and oil products is provided in a total of 25 tanks with a total capacity of 460 000 m3, which is built on the principle of “glass in the glass” — have double walls, excluding the bottling of the oil.

  • Saint Petersburg Flood Prevention Facility Complex (FPFC)

Saint Petersburg Flood Prevention Facility Complex (dam), stretching across the Gulf of Finland from Bronka to Sestroretsk (Gorskaya village), through Kotlin island, where the city of Kronstadt is located, has no analogs in the world. The Flood Prevention Facility Complex is designed to protect the waters of the Neva River Bay and the Neva River Delta from surging. The total length of the protective structures is 25.4 km. The Complex is designed for flood protection up to 4.55 meters high. The Complex includes 11 protective dams, two shipyards and a six-lane highway running along the crest of the protective dams, with bridges, a tunnel, and transport interchanges. During the tour, you can learn to visit the culvert and the shipyard, the control room, as well as to see in action the control panel of the car tunnel FPFC. After the tour of the dam, there will be also a small sightseeing tour of Kronstadt city.

  • Tour of the construction site of Lakhta Center

Tour of the construction site of Lakhta Center, an ultra-modern complex with an area of 400 thousand square meters, is being built in St. Petersburg, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland. The office spaces of the complex will be occupied by Gazprom group structures, about a third of the space is reserved for conceptual public spaces: an outdoor amphitheater, a pedestrian promenade, an observation deck, a concert hall-transformer, a children’s scientific and educational center with a planetarium, panoramic restaurants, and galleries.

  • Gazprom Neft Science and Technology Center

Gazprom Neft Science and Technology Center is the only Russian center that combines research, development of oil production technologies and remote control of high-tech production processes. At the same time, the Center constantly conducts training of the company’s employees in the use of modern production technologies. In fact, the Science and Technology Center combines the functions of a technology center, a research Institute, and a university. Such complexity allows minimizing the way from scientific developments to the creation of industrial technologies and training in their application.


The focus of the Science and Technology Center is the development of new technologies, engineering, and expertise of hydrocarbon exploration and production projects, design, analysis and monitoring of oil field development and exploration, geological and hydrodynamic modeling, technological support and operational control of drilling.

Registration for technical tours is open in the FLF2019-6YF WPC mobile application.


Dear participants of the 6th Forum of future leaders of the World oil Council, you have a unique opportunity in your free time to visit the museums of St. Petersburg free of charge or at a reduced price. You just need to show the participant’s badge at the box office. You can see the list of museums below.


– Saint Petersburg Governmental Budgetary Institution of Culture “Museum Institute of the Roerichs”
– Saint Petersburg Governmental Budgetary Institution of Culture “State Memorial Museum of Alexander Suvorov”
– Saint Petersburg Governmental Budgetary Institution of Culture “Kirov Central Park of Culture and Recreation”
– Saint Petersburg Governmental Budgetary Institution of Culture “State museum of urban sculpture”
– Saint Petersburg Governmental Budgetary Institution of Culture “Saint-Petersburg Museum of Bread”
– Saint Petersburg Governmental Budgetary Institution of Culture “Museum exhibition center”

Reduced price:

– Saint Petersburg Governmental Budgetary Institution of Culture “Saint-Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music”
– Saint Petersburg Governmental Budgetary Institution of Culture “State Literary-Memorial Museum of Anna Akhmatova in the Fountain House”

By appointment:

– Saint Petersburg Governmental Budgetary Institution of Culture “The State Museum St Isaac’s Cathedral”



City Sightseeing



Dear participants!

In your free time from the forum you can’t only see St. Petersburg from a different angle, but also learn exciting stories, interesting details and urban legends on the bright double-Decker bus City Sightseeing, and all this is completely free for you. You just have to show your badge and enjoy the views of the beautiful city!

Bus schedule