Ecological activity of oil and gas companies in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Yugra

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The enterprises of the oil and gas industry of the Russian Federation are one of the largest sources of negative environmental impacts; therefore, a comprehensive assessment of their ecological activities is necessary. The purpose of the study is to investigate the ecological activities of the subsoil user enterprises of the main oil and gas producing region of the country - Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Yugra, including activities related to the low-carbon transition. The article analyzes the open information on the environmental activities of eight oil and gas producing enterprises of KhMAO-Yugra for the period 2015-2019. A list of evaluation indicators is proposed that allows comparing oil and gas producing enterprises with each other and evaluating the main directions of their ecological activities, including those in the field of decarbonization of production. The key areas of ecological activities of the district’s enterprises are the reduction of pollutant emissions into the atmosphere, including through the utilization of associated petroleum gases, optimization of water use, as well as the fight against pipeline breaks. In the development strategies of most oil and gas producing enterprises of the district, a trend towards decarbonization has been identified.

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Kirill S. Yudin

Tyumen State University

ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9590-2925

master student of Programm “Geoecology of oil and gas producing regions”

6, Volodarsky St, Tymen, 625003, Russian Federatin

Olga A. Prituzhalova

Tyumen State University

Author for correspondence.
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0720-9793

Dr. rer. nat., Candidate of Geographical Sciences, Associate Professor of The Department of Geoecology and Environmental Management

6, Volodarsky St, Tymen, 625003, Russian Federatin


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