Energy conservation and improving consumption efficiency at the Company’s assets are top strategic priorities for Gazprom Neft. In 2013 Gazprom Neft approved a new energy policy. The policy, aimed at cutting the Company’s environmental impact, reducing the consumption of resources, and improving energy efficiency at Gazprom Neft, is based on the ISO 50001 international standard. Gazprom Neft has taken advantage of the leading international and domestic practices to efficiently manage consumption of energy resources through the implementation of modern production management tools.

92 %
level by which the Upstream Division's energy efficiency programme was exceeded in 2015

Gazprom Neft is an industry leader in terms of energy consumption per ton of oil produced. For the period between 2013-2015 the new efficiency program has resulted in more than a 4% reduction in fuel and energy consumption by company refineries to process one ton of oil. In addition, the implementation of the new energy efficiency programme has resulted in an economic benefit of over RUB 4 billion. The Company has employed a corporate Energy Policy since 2013. In accordance with this Energy Policy, Gazprom Neft management carries out a systematic review and works towards the following key objectives:

  • allocate necessary resources to introduce, maintain and continuously improve the Company’s energy management system;
  • consistently improve energy efficiency indicators;
  • set benchmarks that correspond to the best global standards;
  • implement legislative requirements related to the use and consumption of energy and improvement of energy consumption efficiency.

RUB 640 MN .
energy savings by the Upstream Division in 2015

In 2015, the Upstream Division’s Energy Efficiency Program exceeded its targets by 92 %. The Division’s energy savings were 205 mln kWh, equivalent to RUB 640 million. The Company has fully introduced the information management system to register contaminated and disturbed lands.

In 2015, Gazprom Neft started construction of a gas turbine power plant (GTPP) at the Novy Port field comprising six Russian-made power units with a total capacity of 96 MW. Once the construction is completed in 

2016-2017, Novy Port GTPP will be one of the largest on the Yamal Peninsula and will provide electric power for the infrastructure designed to produce and transport the new Novy Port oil blend.

In 2015, the Company approved a comprehensive program for improving the reliability of power supply for oil refineries in 2016-2018. In order to address the most critical challenges of each particular asset and facility the program has been developed to systematize and standardize energy saving efforts in the Upstream Division, which had previously been made on a point-by-point basis. As a direct result of measures taken to improve energy efficiency, consumption costs have decreased by RUB 938 million. The combined total of heat, electricity and fuel saved equalled 3,973.9 TJ. In comparison to 2014, the energy and resources consumed per unit of production was reduced by 1.5%. Gazprom Neft is currently exploring and investigating opportunities for using alternative energy sources. Serbian company NIS, in which Gazprom Neft owns a 56.5% share, is actively developing the use of renewable energy sources. NIS operates geothermal power units that generate energy for utility and industrial use.

In 2015, the Company continued construction of co-generation units that produce electric power and heat by utilizing APG, and commissioned two power plants with a total capacity of 4 MW. The Company already operates 13 such power plants, which, along with other facilities, meet approximately one third of the Company’s energy needs.