ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND EFFICIENCY

The implementation of its energy efficiency policy is one of Gazprom Neft’s strategic priorities. The Company strives to improve its energy efficiency and to optimise the use of energy resources, by implementing appropriate solutions at all its enterprises.

In 2013, Gazprom Neft completed the first stage and launched the second stage of its energy management system (EMS) project, based on the ISO 50001:2011 standard. During the first stage, which began in September 2012, the Company adopted an Energy Policy and developed and implemented a unified regulatory and methodological framework for integrating energy management business processes into existing business processes at the Corporate Centre and Gazprom Neft enterprises. During the second stage, the EMS will be implemented as a pilot at the following enterprises: Gazprom Neft-Omsk refinery and Gazprom Neft-NNG. During the third stage, the EMS will be cascaded across all enterprises of the Company, taking into account the lessons learned.

Improving the reliability of electric power facilities is an important strategic development both for the energy sector’s utility companies and for Gazprom Neft. A large portion of these facilities are located in areas characterised by insufficient flow rates and a lack of transformer capacity from external grids.

Vadim Yakovlev
First Deputy CEO

EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION SECTION

Energy efficiency is a priority for oil companies that spend a significant amount of opex money on electricity. The Exploration and Production Segment (EPS) energy-saving measures are mainly intended to reduce the energy-related component of the overall unit production costs incurred by EPS facilities.

The main indicator of energy efficiency at EPS facilities is the specific energy consumption (SEC) for the mechanical extraction of liquid.

The main areas of EPS reliability and its energy efficiency improvement programme in 2013 include: commissioning and reconstruction of the Kirillovskaya-Trachukovskaya and Tarko-Sale-Urengoy overhead power transmission lines; replacement of diesel power plants with six gas-powered electrical generators at the power complex in the south-west of the Krapivinskoye field; access to electricity and capacity wholesale markets (Gazprom Neft-NNG and Gazprom Neft-Khantos); preparation and approval of a 2014–2016 technical metering programme in four of the Company’s subsidiaries; and carrying out five field training courses for employees.

The economic benefit from the energy-saving measures taken by the oil production facilities in 2013 amounted to RUB 585 million.

Specific energy consumption for the mechanical extraction of liquid

Mechanical extraction SEC by EPS facilities, kWh/t

Energy saved under Energy Conservation Programme, million kWh

2013

2012

Gazprom Neft-Noyabrskneftegaz

15.44

15.63

57

Gazprom Neft-Muravlenko, branch

19.95

20.04

72

Gazprom Neft-Khantos

24.05

24.25

8

Gazprom Neft

18.63

18.69

143

Source: Company data

Consumption of purchased energy: Exploration and Production Segment

Energy resources provided under supply contracts (purchase and sale contracts)

Measuring units

2013

2012

2010

Purchased electric power (net of power transferred to third parties)

RUB thousand

11,203,759

12,139,252

13,927,202

thousand kWh

4,577,957

4,902,184

5,154,370

Purchased thermal power (net of power transferred to third parties)

RUB thousand

22,725

40,163

45,757

GJ

85,913

122,059

132,406

Gcal

20,519

29,152

31,623

Source: Company data

LOGISTICS, REFINEMENT AND SALES SEGMENT

The main energy-saving measures in the Logistics, Refinement and Sales Segment subsidiaries in 2013 included: replacement of furnaces (with an energy-saving impact of 644.1 TJ), updating furnaces to increase efficiency (571.5 TJ), optimisation of condensate collection and return (139.4 TJ), reconstruction of economisers and superheaters for recovery-boilers (185.2 TJ), process heat recovery (184.4 TJ), and compressor optimisation (206.6 TJ).

In 2013, as a result of energy efficiency measures in the Logistics, Refinement and Sales Segment, the Company saved 3,403.1 TJ of heat, electricity and fuel, reducing energy costs by more than RUB 615.9 million.

Gazprom Neft is exploring new possibilities for using alternative energy sources. In 2013, NIS, a Serbian company, in which Gazprom Neft has a 56.5% interest, continued work to construct a wind farm at Plandiste. In September 2013, work began to construct a substation that will connect the wind farm to EMC grids (a grid company). In addition, in 2013, four small cogeneration plants were constructed (Sirakovo, Velebit-1, Velebit-2, and Kikinda), and the geothermal energy project was further developed.

Consumption of purchased energy: Logistics, Refining and Sales Segment

Energy resources provided under supply contracts (purchase and sale contracts)

Measuring units

2013

2012

2010

Purchased electric power (net of power transferred to third parties)

RUB thousand

3,338,369

3,121,124

2,998,110

thousand kWh

17,313,245

16,854,981

16,308,921

Purchased thermal power (net of power transferred to third parties)

RUB thousand

22,725

40,163

45,757

GJ

85,913

122,059

132,406

Gcal

20,519

29,152

31,623

Source: Company data

Energy Conservation Programme targets and achievements in 2013

Subsidiary

Cost savings, RUB million

Energy resource saving, TJ

Planned

Actual

Planned

Actual

Omsk refinery

267.3

307.3

1,696.9

1,635.5

Moscow refinery

119.0

79.5

876.8

550.5

YaNOS

100.0

229.1

577.4

1,217.0

Total

486.6

615.9

3,151.1

3,403.1

Source: Company data