Protection and rational use of land

Land reclamation and forest protection

An ecosystem approach allows the Company to consistently achieve high results during reclamation of used lands. The equipment and materials used by the Company help us minimize damage and the temporary load on the soil during land reclamation.

After reclamation is completed, our specialists continue monitoring young plants, if necessary they set out new ones.

A comprehensive approach to the restoration of disturbed lands and a high level of production discipline allow “Surgutneftegas” PJSC to steadily return significant areas of land to the Forest Fund of the Russian Federation without delay for many years. In 2022, the Company returned 5,281 hectares of land to the Forest Fund of the Russian Federation.

Period 2020 2021 2022

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When choosing the reclamation technology, presented in the project documentation, the specialists are primarily guided by specific natural conditions at the location of the disturbed site. On the territory of Khanty-Mansiysky Autonomous Okrug — Yugra represented by a flat terrain with a large number of rivers, lakes and marshes, technology and equipment for reclamation are unique and selected individually for each type of landscape.

As part of measures taken by the Company to protect forests from fire, all stationary and mobile points of production sites are equipped with fire-fighting equipment, the machinery in use must be fitted with spark arresters. Mineralized fire barrier strips stretching in total for 225.4 kilometers are created or being cut through along the borders of the forests. We set up and operate 63 stations with fire-fighting equipment, erected and updated 624 fire safety banner stands.

Every year, “Surgutneftegas” PJSC restores forests; in 2022, 4,600 thousand common pine saplings were planted over the area of 2,303 hectares.

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— Return of lands to the Forest Fund of the Russian Federation

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.

Surgutneftegas possesses necessary materials and equipment, special oil-gathering equipment, means of communication, motor vehicles and qualified personnel and is ready to immediately eliminate oil and oil products spills of any level (from the local to federal) under any circumstances in any type of area and to ensure a high-quality reclamation of contaminated land.

Oil spills are eliminated by out-of-staff accident rescue units (ARU (O), formed on the basis of oil and gas production divisions and lubricants and chemical additives facility of Vitim of the technical maintenance and equipment completing base in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).

The Company conducts regular comprehensive exercises at its license blocks in Western Siberia and Eastern Siberia in order to develop practical skills for prevention and elimination of emergency situations caused by oil spills, for the effective interaction of personnel and maintaining a high level of readiness. To involve the concerned public in the process of conducting and analyzing the exercises, the events are announced in the mass media.

The Company regularly carries out trainings aimed at localization of a simulated oil containing fluid spill at production operations facilities of “Surgutneftegas” PJSC. No accident-rescue works have been performed since the last certification period.

The out-of-staff accident rescue units of “Surgutneftegas” PJSC showed a high level of readiness to carry out all the necessary actions provided for in the plan for prevention and elimination of oil and oil products spills at production facilities, including situations when spills enter rivers.

More than eight years ago, the Company got rid of the so-called negative legacy: oil contaminated and not reclaimed areas. In 2022, there were four oil spills at the Company’s fields: two of them were due to internal corrosion, one — from an unidentified source that is not related to “Surgutneftegas” PJSC, one — as a result of depressurization of a criminal (illegal) tie-in into the pipeline. Total land area polluted in the result of spills equaled 0.1137 hectares. The consequences of the spills were fully eliminated, all lands were reclaimed.