Use of Water Resources

The Company performs production activities in accordance with the principles of the sustainable use and conservation of water resources and the requirements of Russian environmental legislation. Gazprom Neft employs a range of measures to mitigate environmental risks in the use of water and to improve the environmental condition of bodies of water and coastal areas.

Due to growth in oil production, the amount of water drawn and obtained during operations increased in 2014. During the reporting period the Company continued work to further increase the use of water in water recycling and reuse systems.

Data presented excluding water use by enterprises with equity participation.Volume of water use, mn m3
Data presented excluding water drawn and obtained by enterprises with equity participation. The 2014 Annual Report presented summary information on the volume of water drawn and collected compiled based on state statistical reporting form 2-TP (water). Information on the volume of water drawn and obtained presented in the Company’s Annual Report for 2013 was compiled based on the data of water metering units and estimated values that require additional adjustments, which caused the difference in the data for 2013 in this Report and the Company’s Annual Report for 2013.Volume of water drawn and obtained from various sources, mn m3