Sakhalin

About Sakhalin

Sakhalin Island is located in Far East Russia and separated from the Russian mainland by the Tartar Strait and from the Japanese Island of Hokkaido by the Perouse Strait.  Sakhalin is a beautiful island with more than 6,000 rivers and 1,600 lakes abundant with fish.  It is about the same area as Scotland and has a population of approximately 600,000.  Approximately 190,000 live in the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk area.  The Sakhalin Energy offices and the Zima Highlands neighborhood are located in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.  The local language is Russian and the time is GMT +11 hours.  Russia is on daylight saving year round with no time change.  

The Expatriate Community

Sakhalin is an accompanied posting for those employees who work in the Sakhalin Energy office, with spouses and children up to 12 years old living on camp.  Nationalities on camp are a divergent mix including British, Dutch, Australian, American, Indian, Latino, Malaysian, Middle Eastern, and Russian.

Expat life in Sakhalin

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Outpost Sakhalin

Focal point: Solfrid Alvsaker Welsh
Office hours: Wednesday: 10:30-12:00
Languages: English, Dutch, French, Norwegian, Mandarin, Tagalog, Bahasa and some German, Hakka & Cantonese
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