Waste management and land use
To minimise the risk of oil and petroleum products contaminating the soil, Gazprom Neft continuously monitors equipment reliability and introduces new technologies. The company continues to develop infrastructure for using waste in the production process, and to search for technological solutions that will help to reduce waste generation.
Green Seismic is a seismic survey technology that helps to prevent deforestation. It enables the company to reduce the number of trees to be cut down, the use of heavy tracked all-terrain vehicles, fuel consumption, and atmospheric emissions, and to improve safety. Between 2016 and 2019, this technology was introduced at Gazpromneft-Noyabrskneftegaz, Gazpromneft-Khantos, Slavneft-Megionneftegaz, and Gazpromneft-Vostok. It has helped to preserve more than 3.5 million trees.
Gazprom Neft continues to implement a targeted programme aimed at improving pipeline reliability, including the Clean Territory Project. This programme involves assessing, monitoring, forecasting and extending the life of pipeline systems, as well as replacing pipeline sections in advance, based on the findings of diagnostic assessments. The Clean Territory Project also involves remediating disturbed lands.
This programme is centred around preventative measures enabling timely detection of pipeline defects and potential vulnerabilities likely to result in pipeline failure, and thus helping to prevent emergencies. As a result, potential risks of pipeline incidents were reduced.
Pipelines renovated and replaced
110 km Pipelines covered by diagnostic assessment
3,939 km Corrosion monitoring covered
6,325 km Pipelines protected with corrosion inhibitors
Messoyakhaneftegaz—a Gazprom Neft subsidiary—is using flocculation and sedimentation units. This Russian-designed resource-saving equipment is used in well construction to clean drilling mud and reuse process water in the drilling process. These units enable the company to reduce liquid drilling waste. In July 2019, this project was recognised as the Best Project to Recycle Materials in the Reliable Partner—Ecology annual national competition for best environmental practices.