Environmental safety

Gazprom Neft assesses and adopts measures to minimise environmental risks, while also investing significant resources into various environmental safety programmes and implementing advanced technologies to mitigate negative environmental impacts.

Strategic priorities and goals

Strategic priority

Target Zero — zero harm to people, the environment or property in our operations.

Strategic objectives

  • Consistent reduction of environmental impact (including climate)
  • Safe operations through operational risk analysis and management to minimise the risk impact
  • Consistent adoption of global best practices in environmental safety

Key focus areas:

  • Environmental risk management
  • Environmental monitoring and operational environmental control
  • Emergency prevention and containment system management
  • Commissioning environmental protection facilities
  • Commissioning resource saving and efficiency facilities
  • Implementing environmental protection programmes
  • Developing and deploying green technology
  • Training employees and fostering a culture of environmental safety
Progress in 2020
  • 9.7% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1 + Scope 2)
  • Associated petroleum gas (APG) utilisation at the current assets of Gazprom Neft subsidiaries in Russia excluding low-depleted fields stood at 95.1%
  • Gross emissions were down 14.5%
  • Water withdrawal decreased by 30.8%, internal water consumption by 28.0%, and water discharge by 42.0%
  • A total of 99.7% of waste was sent for treatment and recycling
  • Energy-saving and energy-efficiency programmes saved 4.5 million GJ
  • The company was awarded the highest Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) score (B) among Russian oil and gas companies
Plans for 2021


  • achieve the medium-term goal of increasing the associated petroleum gas utilisation rate.

Environmental safety:

  • upgrade the Omsk Refinery as part of the Clean Air federal project, in order to reduce pollutant emissions;
  • maintain a high level of waste recycling and treatment;
  • develop infrastructure for safe industrial-waste management, including at remote fields;
  • commission state-of-the-art Biosphere treatment facilities at the Omsk Refinery in order to reduce water withdrawal and wastewater discharge;
  • construct sanitary wastewater treatment infrastructure at the Tazovskoye field.

Energy efficiency:

  • implement the energy management system development plan.

A risk-based approach that takes into account the impact of current and planned operations on ecosystems ensures environmental safety.

Gazprom Neft analyses the environmental footprint of its facilities at all stages of its operations, with this analysis serving as a core aspect of managerial and investment decision-making.