Gazprom Neft is a vertically integrated oil company, engaged in exploration and development of oil and gas fields, oil refining, production and sale of petroleum products. It is one of the three largest companies on the Russian market in terms of production and refining volumes.
In the past decade Gazprom has commissioned three major fields — the Novoportovskoye field in the Yamal Peninsula; the Vostochno-Messoyakhskoye field on the Gydan Peninsula; and the Prirazlomnoye field, offshore in the Barents Sea. The company is developing effective Arctic logistics solutions along the Northern Sea Routes for transporting its ARCO and Novy Port Arctic oil blends.
Social Corporate Responsibility in the Arctic
Supporting Arctic indigenous communities
Kar-Tokhi Day-Care Ethnic Camp for Children of Indigenous Communities in Russia’s North, Russkinskaya Village, Surgut District, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug
June 2, 2014. A day-care ethnic camp for children of indigenous communities of Russia’s North was opened a few kilometers away from the village of Russkinskaya in Surgut District of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug. The camp was set up with a financial support from Gazprom Neft as part of the Hometowns social investment program. The ethnic camp, located on the bank of the Trom-Agan River, is a new format of the general education school program with an ethno-cultural component. In the camp, which will be functioning all year round, children will have the opportunity to master practical skills of traditional national crafts: reindeer husbandry and veterinary medicine, hunting and fishing, driving a snowmobile and using specialized equipment.
Investments: 59 million
Normal accommodation capacity: 660 children aged 6 to 17 years inclusively, in 4 shifts (120/180/180/180) for 21 days each.
Camp territory and infrastructure: The territory is fenced, guarded, with video surveillance. The camp has a 3-storey living building where children will stay in comfortable rooms with a bathroom and shower (one bathroom/shower for a block of 3 rooms), 2-3 children per room. Infrastructure facilities of the cap include: 2 gyms; a modern assembly hall with 200 seats; rooms for master classes, training sessions and other events; a museum; a kitchen that fully meets all requirements for catering for children, and a dining room; a medical unit with an isolation ward; volleyball and football fields and sports grounds.
Implementation period: 2014-2021
Kar-Tokhi day-care ethnic camp was originally intended to receive 50 children of indigenous small-numbered peoples of the North. For the past seven years, this site has been transformed into an ETHNOgrad – a unique children’s educational camp where children of the region may stay round-the-clock. ETHNOgrad is a creativity-focused children’s space, a cluster of ethnic, ecological and educational tourism and a cultural and educational center where each child has an opportunity to live through the experience of the indigenous peoples absorbing their material and intangible heritage, understand their cultural codes, get closer to understanding the unity and diversity of the peoples of the Earth. Russkinskaya village, founded where a Khanty camp used to be, offers a special environment that immerses children into a unique atmosphere of friendship and dialogue of cultures. The organizers set the task of creating a unified ethno-cultural educational space where all activities are carried out on the basis of a practice-oriented approach through the study and immersion in the history and traditions of the indigenous peoples of the North, fostering ethnic tolerance and strengthening friendship between peoples.
Housing Construction in Novy Port
Municipal authorities of the village of New Port set a housing renewal and social infrastructure development program. Many people who were relocated from dilapidated dwellings into new houses are from local indigenous minorities.
Investments: 365 million
Five residential buildings were built and more than 5 thousand square meters of housing were commissioned which is the area of 126 new modern apartments for the Novy Port residents. In addition to residential buildings, a dormitory for the boarding school teachers is being built in the village.
Implementation period: 2013-2021.
Thanks to implementation of the Hometowns program, a system of interaction with the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District authorities is being formed, and every year the image of Gazprom Neft as a socially responsible company that fulfills its obligations under the Socio-Economic Cooperation Agreements signed with the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Government and the Yamal District Administration is being strengthened.
“Historical Heritage” Disposal Environment Protection Project
The so-called “historical heritage” (which, in fact, is old trash and abandoned equipment and structures from the previous times, long before Gazprom Neft came to the region) can often be seen on the territory of the Yamal villages. To a greater extent, this situation is due to the explorations held in the Soviet period. In addition to the explorations, in Soviet times New Port was the center of the fishing industry of Yamal but the remoteness of the village from the mainland did not allow for timely disposal of obsolete vessels and production waste. Since 2017, work has been underway to clean up the cluttered territories of the villages of Novy Port and Mys Kamenny and demolish derelict housing under a trilateral agreement between Gazpromneft-Yamal, the Yamal District Administration and RASTAM-Ekologia LLC.
Investments: 261.5 million rubles
Total area cleaned as of today: 40.23 ha.
Demolition dilapidated buildings and structures: 48.
Implementation period: 2017-2021
Thanks to the implementation of the project, the appearance of the area is changing for the better as well as ecological consciousness of local residents who actively support activities of the oil companies to clean up the tundra and the villages. The cooperation of Gazprom Neft with the local communities began with volunteer actions and grew into a large-scale program. Neighborhood clean-ups on weekends are held in villages to clean up the tundra, land near the villages, demolition sites, etc. with the participation of local residents and Gazprom Neft employees. Landscaping is also being carried out: in 2021, spruce alleys were planted on the territory of local schools.
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