Gazprom Neft is implementing biodiversity preservation programmes and conducting environmental monitoring to assess its impact on ecosystems in the regions in which it operates.
The company is implementing a corporate programme to preserve biodiversity based on a list of plant and animal species that serve as indicators of the stable condition of marine ecosystems in the Russian Arctic. This programme includes measures implemented by the company around the Prirazlomnaya offshore ice-resistant oil-producing stationary platform and Gazpromneft-Yamal assets; it also involves wildlife monitoring along oil transportation routes.
Gazprom Neft is implementing the Aquatic Bioresources Reproduction Programme as part of its field development projects. Gazprom Neft subsidiaries operating in the Arctic breed rare fish species in northern rivers and seas. Millions of juvenile whitefish are released into the Ob, Konda and Severnaya Sosva Rivers. In 2019, company enterprises released a total of over 71 million juvenile fish of commercially valuable species into water bodies. In 2019, the company and the government of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug-Yugra signed an agreement, under which Gazprom Neft will consider potential compensatory (remedial) measures, namely releasing juvenile Siberian sturgeon, sterlet, whitefish and broad whitefish bred at enterprises in the Okrug, as a priority.