Exploration and Production Segment

Electricity accounts for a significant part of the operating costs of oil-producing companies. Energy efficiency and cost optimization are therefore a priority for Upstream Division enterprises. Energy-saving measures at Upstream Division enterprises aim to reduce the energy-related component of the overall costs per unit of production.

In 2014, more than 70 such measures were implemented. The most significant were:

  • the use of energy-efficient electric centrifugal pumps
  • the introduction of valve electric motors
  • the optimization of downhole equipment configuration and operation
  • the optimization of pump operation at cluster pumping stations, booster pump stations, and preliminary water discharge units
  • the decommissioning of unprofitable wells
  • the reduction of electricity losses in networks

Upstream Division energy saving measures in 2014 resulted in overall savings of 153 million kWh, or RUB 518 million.

The main energy efficiency indicator at Upstream Division facilities is the specific electricity consumption for liquid extraction: in 2014, this figure decreased by 0.2% at Upstream Division enterprises compared with 2013.

Purchased energy: Upstream Division
Energy resources provided under supply contracts (purchase and sale) Unit of measurement 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Purchased electricity (net of power transferred to third parties) Thousand MWh 4,886.4 4,578.0 4,902.2 5,179.8 5,183.4
Purchased thermal power (net of power transferred to third parties) GJ 111,738 85,913 122,059 132,406 129,902
Source: Company data
Energy management system

In implementing its energy management system, the Company focuses particularly on training. During the reporting year, Gazprom Neft specialists and managers attended the Energy Efficiency of Production Equipment and Ground Infrastructure of Oil Production Enterprises training course. The course was developed especially for Gazprom Neft by specialists at Ufa State Petroleum Technological University, taking into account the accumulated experience at the Company. Also in 2014, the St. Petersburg Energy Institute of Advanced Training ran a training course for Gazprom Neft energy service managers. A special feature of the course was that it offered energy specialists at subsidiaries and functional managers at Corporate Headquarters the opportunity to directly participate in decisions concerning the study programme. The course was taught by managers from divisions responsible for energy policy at the Federal Service for Environmental, Technological and Nuclear Supervision (Rostekhnadzor) and Rosseti.