Energy consumption and energy efficiency
Higher production growth rates have led to increased energy consumption at the Company. In an effort to minimise the impact of this process, Gazprom Neft is working on improving energy efficiency and optimising the use of energy resources by introducing a systematic approach to meeting these challenges.
One of the priorities for improving the Company’s operational efficiency is to enhance the energy efficiency of its production assets.
The main goals of Gazprom Neft in energy conservation and efficiency are:
- to enhance the energy efficiency of the Company's enterprises while maintaining or improving reliability, safety and performance;
- to mitigate adverse impacts on the environment;
- to reduce the consumption of non-renewable energy resources.
The Gazprom Neft Energy Policy is the regulatory framework for such activities. The Energy Policy serves as the foundation for the Energy Management System (EMS), which meets the requirements of ISO 50001:2011. Introducing modern tools to manage production gives Gazprom Neft the opportunity to effectively utilise the best global and national practices for managing the consumption of fuel and energy resources.
The Company has been gradually introducing the EMS at its enterprises since 2012. In 2016, the EMS was introduced and certified at three subsidiaries of the Upstream Division: Gazpromneft-Orenburg, Gazpromneft-Vostok and Gazpromneft-Muravlenko. Inspection audits conducted at the Upstream Division’s corporate centre and two subsidiaries did not reveal any discrepancies. In 2016, the Downstream Division completed the key formation stage of the EMS, which unites the upper (corporate centre) and lower (key subsidiaries) levels for managing energy conservation and energy efficiency at key subsidiaries and the Division as a whole. The Downstream Division’s EMS underwent an independent audit and was certified for compliance with the requirements of ISO 50001.