Greenhouse gas emissions

As one of the leaders in the Russian oil industry, Gazprom Neft is aware of its responsibility to preserve the environment for present and future generations. The problem of climate change reinforces the importance of this issue and activities to reduce emissions at the company and national level. The Company is developing a programme to increase the utilisation of associated petroleum gas at all its production assets.

The Company monitors greenhouse gas emissions generated by its operations. Emissions are assessed based on the following aspects:

  • direct greenhouse gas emissions related to the flaring of hydrocarbon fuel and substances, the operation of production facilities and process losses;
  • indirect energy emissions related to the consumption of third-party electricity, heat, steam or cooling.
Flowchart of greenhouse gas emission activities and sources
Greenhouse gas emissions (mn t of СО2 -equivalent) CO2 -equivalent (CO2 -equ., CO2e) is a unit used to measure the potential global warming of greenhouse gases. Carbon dioxide is the standard used to estimate all other greenhouse gases.
Indicator 2013 2014 2015 2016
Greenhouse gas emissions, including: 13.3 12.4 12.7 16.2
direct greenhouse gas emissions 11.8 11.1 10.7 13.8
indirect greenhouse gas emissions 1.5 1.3 2.0 2.4

Key projects to increase the level of effective APG utilisation in 2016

  • Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District: the ongoing construction of Russia’s largest complex gas treatment plant (CGTP) at the Novoportovskoye field. The plant compresses, purifies and dries APG by reinjecting it into the pay zone.
    • APG utilisation level: at least 95%.
    • Design capacity: over 7 billion m3
  • Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District: commissioning of the Yety-Purovskaya Compressor Station.
    • Processing capacity: 1.2 billion m3/year.
    • Up to 99% APG utilisation level at the Yety-Purovskoye, Vyngayakhinskoye and Volyntoyskoye fields.
  • Orenburg Region: construction of a compressor station at the Eastern section of the Orenburg oil and gas condensate field to transport APG to the Orenburg Gas Processing Plant.
    • Design capacity: up to 6 billion m3 of gas per year.
    • APG utilisation level: at least 95%.
  • Tomsk Region: commissioning of a gas turbine power plant at the Shinginskoye field, which uses its own electricity to supply all the power required by oil and gas production, processing and transport facilities at the Shinginskoye group of fields.
    • Capacity: 24 MW.
    • APG utilisation level: at least 75%.

Total greenhouse gas emissions amounted to 16.2 million tonnes of CO2 -equivalent in 2016, a 27.5% increase from the previous year. The growth in greenhouse gas emissions in 2016 is due to the commissioning of new major fields at which APG utilisation infrastructure will be built in subsequent reporting periods and also due to an increase in heat and electricity consumption as a result of the unusually cold winter. Gazprom Neft also continued implementing projects to increase the level of effective APG utilisation in 2016.

APG production and usage (mn m3) Source: Company data
APG utilisation level Data for 2014-2016 includes performance of Gazpromneft-Yamal. (%) Source: Company data