The refinery’s compliance staffs are doing a magnificent job, in reducing pollutant emissions into the atmosphere, water reduction consumption and prevent pollution of water bodies. The company has an environmental management system that helps in reducing the environmental impact of production processes.
Environmental management system
Expanding the scope of its activities, PJSC Sakhavostokneftegaz refinery responsibly builds a nature management strategy, relying on an effective environmental management system and the consistent implementation of world best practices in the field of engineering, technology and management.
Maintaining a favorable environment and the rational use of natural resources are priority business principles for Sakhavostokneftegaz. They are the same for all subsidiaries of the company. An integrated environmental management system allows enterprises to adhere to these principles when carrying out activities in various areas.
The company objectively assesses potential environmental risks and implements measures to prevent negative impacts and ensure environmental safety. Sakhavostokneftegaz’s environmental strategy is determined by the company’s responsibility for nature conservation and is aimed at the following changes:
- increasing the effectiveness of the environmental management system;
- decrease in specific indicators of impact on environmental objects;
- development of an ecological culture of management and production, competencies of contractors;
- conservation of biological diversity;
- rational use of natural resources;
- carrying out scientific activities to search for new effective environmental techniques and technologies.
Environmental monitoring system has been identified at Sakha’s Oil Refinery, which includes monitoring the status of groundwater and industrial effluents, the air environment, and monitoring waste production and resource consumption.
As a result of the first stage of modernization, the environmental impact of the Sakha Oil Refinery decreased by 45%.
The main directions of reducing the environmental impact of the enterprise are the introduction of modern technological installations, the improvement of technological processes, the use of modern technologies for cleaning gas emissions and industrial effluents, the utilization of industrial waste, and the production of petroleum products with improved environmental properties.
Atmospheric air protection
Reducing emissions of pollutants into the air is one of the main environmental tasks in the implementation of the company's production activities. Sakha implements a set of measures aimed at complying with established standards and reducing specific emissions of pollutants from stationary and mobile sources.
After implementing a large-scale modernization and reconstruction program, which includes environmental projects aimed at reducing the environmental impact of the refinery.
Greenhouse gas emissions
The importance of climate change are growing every day, necessitates close attention to greenhouse gas emissions. The refinery, is actively developing a program of measures to reduce emissions and, in particular, greenhouse gases.
Activities to minimize the environmental impact, prevent the breakdown of pipeline systems and preserve nature in the regions, where the company operates we are in cooperation with Russian research centers, leading designers, manufacturers of equipment and technologies using industry experience.
The company introduced and is implementing a comprehensive program for improving the reliability of pipelines “Clean Territory”, aimed at reducing and preventing failure of pipeline systems, including reconstruction and replacement of pipelines.
Use of water resources
The company carries out regular monitoring of water protection zones, surface, groundwater, wastewater, evaluates the condition of bottom sediments of surface water bodies in the area of its activity.
The company’s production waste management system allows optimizing the waste flow, reducing the environmental impact and economic costs of its generation.
Sakha began developing a corporate strategy for the disposal of drilling waste. Its goal is to reduce the proportion of waste sent to landfill, and their maximum involvement in production processes, the implementation of the most environmentally and cost-effective methods of waste disposal, taking into account the specifics of the regions of activity.
Protection of land resources and vegetation
The Company implements comprehensive programs for the restoration of fragmentary and contaminated land and sludge pits, taking into account the climatic, hydrological and soil-vegetable conditions of the regions.
The programs include an inventory of territories, an assessment of the level of soil pollution, and the selection of the most effective rehabilitation technologies. In the process of reclamation, work is carried out to remove dead wood, collect oily liquid, and carry out the technical and biological stages of reclamation.
PJSC Sakhavostokneftegaz annually assesses the quality of environmental remediation, including chemical-analytical control.