Russia’s largest LNG producer Novatek said that Viktor Orlov, a member of the company’s board of directors, has passed away at the age of 81.
“Viktor Orlov was an outstanding Russian geologist, who rose from a coal mine worker to the Minister of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation and, subsequently, a member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, as well as President of the Russian Geological Society,” Novatek said in a statement.
“For the past seven years, Viktor Orlov has put his wealth of knowledge and experience into the formation of Novatek’s development strategy working on the Board of Directors and its
committees,” Novatek’s chief Leonid Mikhelson, said.
“His dedication, energy, professionalism and his inexhaustible desire to introduce innovations in the geological industry served as an invaluable example for our employees,” Mikhelson said.