The integrated risk management system advocates a standardised procedure for risk screening and assessment, the development of risk management practices, monitoring compliance, and reporting on risk management, including risks in environmentally sensitive areas where the company operates.
Gazprom Neft has formal processes that establish uniform requirements for risk screening, assessment and minimisation in industrial and environmental protection, health and safety at work and civil defence. These also specify personnel risk management procedures. These processes are the key to environmental protection, health and safety at work and civil defence system geared towards consistent identifying hazards, assessing risk and implementing appropriate prevention and mitigation measures. This minimises the risk of industrial accidents, emergencies and other incidents and their environmental impact.
The company registers very few minor environmental conflicts (conflicts that do not affect the environment or public health). Gazprom Neft quickly resolves issues as they arise and this is beneficial for both the company and the local populations.
Gazprom Neft has not registered any accidents resulting in significant environmental harm.
Gazprom Neft assesses the environmental safety practices of all new assets and implements infrastructure projects within the framework of the integrated risk management system. These are standardised business processes that make it possible to identify risk factors early on.
The OSR Plan was developed by the Central Research and Design Institute of the Maritime Fleet (TsNIIMF), cleared with the Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport at the Russian Ministry of Transport and the Russian Ministry of Energy, and approved by the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations. The oil spill response and prevention plan was published on the website of Gazprom Neft Shelf in August 2013.
The plan looks at risk scenarios and assesses human resources and emergency response teams. Gazprom Neft has professional oil spill response, containment crews and procedures for cooperating with professional OSR teams. The company has procured special-purpose equipment for containing oil spills in Arctic conditions and managing slicks in icy conditions.
In the sea surrounding the Prirazlomnaya platform regular practice drills and comprehensive exercises are carried out to ensure the incident response team is prepared and fully synchronised in the event of any incidents. Gazprom Neft employees are trained to operate spill response both at sea, in icy conditions, and on dry land to protect the coastline around Varandey.
Since 2014, Gazprom Neft has conducted over 100 oil spill response drills, including the large-scale Arktika-2014 search and rescue and OSR exercise.
In 2014, Gazprom Neft launched a unified corporate system of voluntary third-party liability insurance, including liability for pollution. It provides extensive liability coverage under national laws dealing with environmental damage.
The corporate insurance and analytical support office signed a contract with SOGAZ Insurance Group for all Gazprom Neft assets. This provides coverage for costs that Gazprom Neft companies may incur under nature protection laws as a result of unplanned, unintentional or accidental pollution of the environment.