ExxonMobil opened a branch office in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan in October 2010, which is staffed by Turkmen nationals and one expatriate. Our affiliate in Turkmenistan, ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Turkmenistan Ventures BV (EMEPT), pursues upstream business opportunities with the government of Turkmenistan and is engaged with the Turkmenbashi complex of oil refineries on opportunities for the application of ExxonMobil technology during a planned modification of facilities. ExxonMobil is committed to investing the communities in which we operate, and in Turkmenistan, our citizenship efforts include building up educational partnerships and supporting educational efforts in the sciences.
Exxon Mobil Corporation has numerous affiliates, with many names that include ExxonMobil, Exxon, Mobil, Esso and XTO. For convenience and simplicity those terms and terms such as Corporation, company, our, we and its are sometimes used as abbreviated references to specific affiliates or affiliate groups.