Protection and rational use of land
Land reclamation and forest protection
An ecosystem approach allows the Company to consistently achieve high results during technical and biological reclamation of used lands. Technical stage of disturbed lands rehabilitation involves agrotechnical measures to create a layer of soil with properties favorable for biological reclamation i.e. a complex of revegetation measures to restore the fertility of disturbed lands.
In 2018, the Company returned 5,205 hectares of land to the State Forest Fund of the Russian Federation (in 2017 — 6,833 hectares). The decrease of reclaimed land is connected with measures on rational use and turnover of lands, given in
|Return to the Forest Fund of the Russian Federation, ha||5,765||6,833||5,205|
When choosing the reclamation technology, the specialists are primarily guided by specific natural conditions at the location of the disturbed site. On the territory of
The Company annually takes measures on forest protection and fire protection of its facilities. There are stationary and mobile stations with
Pollution prevention and elimination
In compliance with the legislation of the Russian Federation in the sphere of environmental safety and prevention of emergency situations the Company developed, approved and implemented the Plan on prevention and elimination of oil and oil products spills at the facilities of «Surgutneftegas» PJSC at the federal level and corresponding local plans.
Surgutneftegas possesses necessary materials and equipment, special
Oil spills are eliminated by
The number of personnel involved in the measures for localization and elimination of oil and oil spills is 441 people. The number of ARU (O) staff amounts to 115 people, including 105 rescuers (91%) certified by the industry certification commission of the energy sector of the Ministry of Energy of Russia.
Works on land reclamation are performed only at recently emerged areas due to the fact that in 2013 Surgutneftegas completed the reclamation of all oil contaminated lands of the so called legacy. In 2018, at the Company’s fields two accidents occurred, involving oil and produced water spills, which resulted in contaminated lands with the area of 1.21 hectares, which have been fully reclaimed in the reporting year. Moreover, previously reclaimed lands with the area of 1.26 hectares were excluded from the register of territories and water bodies of