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.
For more details, see our Sustainable Development Report.
Climate change is one of the most pressing global challenges today. The Paris Agreement on climate, signed in 2015, aims to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels.
Development of renewable energy generation
In 2020, the Downstream Division completed feasibility studies for over 30 potential renewable energy generation sites, with eight sites shortlisted for priority review.
The Badra project in Iraq uses solar batteries on block valve stations (BVS). Solar panels power 13 BVSs on an oil pipeline and four BVSs on a gas pipeline.
NIS, Gazprom Neft’s subsidiary in Serbia, has over 60 geothermal wells, which can be used for generating electricity and heat. NIS now operates four wells that provide third-party commercial projects with heat and hot water.
Through cooperation with partners, NIS continues the construction of the Plandište wind farm, which envisages the installation of 34 wind turbines with a total capacity of 102 MW and an expected annual electricity output of 212 GWh. This wind farm will reduce emissions equivalent to 332,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.