Gazprom Neft strives to minimise its impact on biodiversity in its operating regions. The company conducts environmental monitoring and assesses its impact on ecosystems while engaging with research institutions and governmental agencies and meeting legal requirements of the Russian Federation as well as internal corporate standards.
Gazprom Neft has in place a corporate programme to preserve biodiversity, based on a list of plant and animal indicator species for healthy Arctic marine ecosystems.
The programme includes measures implemented by the company around the Prirazlomnaya offshore ice-resistant stationary platform and Gazpromneft-Yamal assets and providing for wildlife monitoring along oil transportation routes.
Gazprom Neft continues to drive a large-scale programme to study a rare Arctic animal listed in Russia’s Red Data Book of protected species — the narwhal (lat. Monodon monoceros, or the “unicorn of the sea”).
Reintroduction of aquatic bioresources
The aquatic bioresources reintroduction programme is an important part of field development projects.