An active energy conservation policy is one of the strategic priorities of Gazprom Neft. The Company actively works on improving energy efficiency and optimising the use of energy resources and has begun the introduction of a systematic approach to meeting energy conservation and energy efficiency objectives at its enterprises.
The Company has an Energy Policy. The main purposes of this policy are to improve the energy efficiency of the Company’s enterprises while maintaining or improving the level of reliability, safety and productivity, to mitigate the harmful impact on the environment and reduce the consumption of non-renewable energy resources.
Since 2012, Gazprom Neft has been gradually introducing an energy management system (EMS) that meets the requirements of international standard ISO 50001:2011. In 2014, the system was fully introduced at OJSC Gazpromneft-Omsk Oil Refinery and OJSC Gazpromneft Noyabrskneftegaz. Both enterprises have undergone a certification audit for the compliance with the EMS meeting the requirements of ISO 50001:2011.
The Company devotes special attention to improving the reliability of energy supplies. The implementation of a reliability improvement programme and the modernisation of electrical equipment and networks of the Exploration and Production Unit during the reporting year made it possible to reduce oil losses during emergency electricity shutdowns by 14%. In the Logistics, Processing and Sales Unit, the number of downtime hours of technological installations during disruptions in the electrical power supply declined by 17% thanks to the implementation of measures to improve reliability and modernise electrical equipment and networks at oil refining enterprises.
The Company project “Introduction of an Energy Management System at OJSC Gazprom Neft” was awarded first place by the Russian Ministry of Energy in the category “Best Management System in Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency in a Fuel and Energy Enterprise.”