has had a presence in Azerbaijan since 1992. The company operates
the Oguz Offshore Block (50%) and is looking to expand into other
projects in Azerbaijan. Over the past five years, Mobil has been
involved in various humanitarian and community-related projects
and continues to make plans for future involvement.
1999, new schools opened in two internal refugee communities:
Veysalli in Jeranboy and the Shotlanli village in Tartar. Construction
was funded by Mobil. The project aims to provide an education
for the many displaced children, especially girls, who do not
have access to a nearby school facility. Mobil has also provided
school supplies 15 such schools.
Azeri Karate Team
September 1998, Mobil sponsored the Azeri National Karate
Team's travel to compete in the Ninth International English Karate
Open in London. Sportsmen from 22 countries competed including
17 Azerbaijanis. Rustam Madatov (11) and Rafael Agayev (13) both
won gold medals and Seymur Huseinov (22) won a bronze medal.
This was a great opportunity for the Azerbaijani team, as they
are not always able to participate in the most important international
tournaments because of the major expenses involved.
In 1996, Mobil provided the uniforms of the Olympic Team of Azerbaijan
for the summer games in Atlanta, Georgia. Twenty-two athletes
from Azerbaijan competed, and one of them, Namig Abdullayev,
received a silver medal in freestyle wrestling (52 kg).
Metro Fire Assistance
In 1996, Mobil rendered support to the victims of the Baku Metro
Fire at the request of the Azerbaijani government. More than
300 commuters lost their lives in this tragic accident.
In 1996, Mobil together with Save the Children provided assistance
for basic repair for four institutions, including Children's
Cardiology Sanatorium No. 39, the Psycho-Neurological Children's
Institution, Psycho-Neurological Sanatorium No. 22 and the Republican
Center for Children's Aesthetic Upbringing. Mobil has joined
with seven other corporations to sponsor the Baku Opera Trust
Fund for 1998-2000. In addition, Mobil was the general sponsor
of "La Traviata" at the Opera House in March 1998.
In 1998, Mobil also funded the Caspian Project for an eye surgery
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