Gazprom Neft Improving Environmental Monitoring in Orenburg
Gazprom Neft is expanding its environmental monitoring system using state-of-the-art ecological monitoring stations in the Orenburg Oblast. Gazprom Neft has commissioned four environmental monitoring stations and more than 100 air-quality monitoring sensors in the Orenburg Oblast. Total investment in this project will reach RUB 2.3 billion by 2023. Gazpromneft-Orenburg’s environmental monitoring system tracks air quality at one of the region’s most important oil-and-gas-condensate assets, the Orenburg field’s Eastern Block. Data are transmitted to this facility’s control room, and to the Orenburg Oblast Integrated Environmental Monitoring System (accessible to all local people) in real time
This equipment monitors air’s nitrogen oxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, and sulphur dioxide content, as well as the presence of hydrocarbons. In the event of maximum permissible contaminant concentrations being exceeded, the appropriate agencies are immediately informed through the system.
Gazprom Neft will have installed two further environmental monitoring stations, as well as commissioning about 50 control sensors, by end-2021. This integrated eco-monitoring system will include more than 900 sensors, and 16 stations, in total, by that time. Air quality is also monitored by three mobile laboratories, equipped with gas-analysis and weather monitoring equipment.
A further 20 control posts will be commissioned over the next two years.