The application of new technologies and approaches to drilling in 2013 made Gazprom Neft the Russian industry leader in hydrocarbon production growth, which rose 4.3%. Additionally, growth was driven by the increase in oil production, the acquisition of assets in the Orenburg region and by highly efficient exploitation of West Siberian fields. In the last two years Gazprom Neft has raised the percentage of wells drilled with advanced technology from 4% to 35% of the total, putting it in a leading position in the Russian oil and gas industry by this metric.
The total amount of oil refined by the Company in 2013 was 42.63 million tonnes.
In 2013 Gazprom Neft completed the switch to producing products that meet the highest ecological standard, Euro 5; this was done with remarkable speed and two years ahead of the technical regulations deadline.
NIS, Gazprom Neft’s Serbian subsidiary, has two refineries located in Pančevo and Novi Sad. Their combined throughput capacity is 7.3 million tonnes of oil per year.
Gazprom Neft also has access to refining capacity at the Yaroslavl refinery (YANOS) and the Mozyr refinery in addition to its own facilities.
Gazprom Neft products are sold throughout Russia and exported to more than 50 countries worldwide.
In 2013 sales of petroleum products on the domestic market amounted to 25.84 million tonnes, making Gazprom Neft the largest supplier of light petroleum products within Russia.
Exports of oil in 2013 totalled 12.34 million tonnes, exports of petroleum products 16.82 million tonnes.
The company has a network of 1,747 filling stations, 1,339 of which are operated by Gazprom Neft’s marketing subsidiaries in Russia and the CIS. In 2013, petroleum product sales at filling stations in Russia increased by 13% to 8.4 million tonnes, with a 7.8% increase in the volume of petroleum products sold on average per filling station in Russia, equivalent to 19.0 tonnes per day, which is the best figure in the industry.
Gazpromneft Aero is the absolute leader in the Russian aviation fuel retail market. In 2013, the Company’s “into-wing” aviation fuel sales increased by 16%, reaching 2.4 million tonnes. The total volume of aviation fuel sold was also up 16%, to 3.4 million tonnes. Gazpromneft Aero’s distribution network is the largest among the Russian oil majors and consists of 38 aircraft fuelling stations in Russia and the CIS. The Company provides aircraft fuelling service through partnerships at 125 airports in South-East Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia, North America and Latin America.
Gazpromneft Marine Bunker is the leader in the Russian bunker fuel market. “On board” marine fuel sales amount to 2.3 million tonnes, and total annual sales of marine fuel increased by 28% to 3.2 million tonnes. The Company supplies petroleum products to ship owners and charterers in major Russian and international ports year-round.