Town for People

An important part of Gazprom Neft's social activity in the regions where it operates involves creating a quality urban environment with all the amenities of large towns and major cities. Projects in this area include housing construction and renovation, urban land improvement, and the construction of children’s playgrounds.

The Company places special emphasis on resolving the issue of housing shortages and rundown conditions in the regions where it operates. In 2014, with the financial support of Gazprom Neft, a 27-apartment residential block was constructed for public sector employees in the village of Parabel in Tomsk Region. The Company acquired four apartments for newly arrived public sector professionals in the Uvatsky District of Tyumen Region.

The Company’s support for housing construction also includes financing new homes for indigenous peoples. In 2014, two new 34-apartment residential buildings were constructed in the village of Novy Port (Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District).

The Company contributes to the construction of quality outdoor infrastructure. In 2014, Gazprom Neft helped to equip playgrounds in the villages of Blagoslovenka and Platovka in Orenburg Region, and two playgrounds in Omsk.

One of the most acute problems in the regions is the lack of access to quality healthcare. For this reason, health centres are among the facilities that receive social investment from Gazprom Neft. During the reporting year, the Company renovated the local hospital in the village of Karavanny in Orenburg Region, and helped two hospitals in Omsk (In-Patient Clinic No. 7 and Children's Clinical Hospital No. 3) to upgrade their facilities.

Another pressing issue in regional urban areas is the lack of accessible infrastructure for people with disabilities. To help resolve this matter the Company, in partnership with the Omsk Regional Organization of the All-Russian Society for the Disabled, has installed access ramps at public buildings in Omsk’s Sovetsky Administrative District.

During the reporting year, Gazprom Neft launched its Urban Space art project, to encourage art and design in urban infrastructure. Artistically designed infrastructure enhances the colour palette of northern cities. Brightly coloured facades create a positive, creative atmosphere, introducing modern art to local populations. The project pilot began in Noyabrsk.