HSE management system

The Gazprom Neft Policy on Industrial and Occupational Safety, Environmental Protection, Fire and Transport Safety, and Civil Defence is a framework HSE regulatory document.

Gazprom Neft has in place a comprehensive system of collegial bodies responsible for making decisions on key HSE matters. The HSE Professional Board is responsible for consolidated decision-making supporting the development of a company-wide HSE management system, and for submitting strategic initiatives for review to the Supervisory Board and the Gazprom Neft Management Board.

The HSE Supervisory Board is a collegial body made up of senior executives of operational units. It is tasked with reviewing strategic matters related to safety improvements in the company, drawing on the expertise of operational functions. Key decisions are reviewed by the Management Board at its meetings.

In 2018, the company began a transformation of its HSE system, underpinned by a risk-focused approach. As part of this transformation, Gazprom Neft has set up a series of projects based on the iterative PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) cycle.

In 2019, the company put this plan into action for the first time. To manage key HSE risks, Gazprom Neft identified, at a corporate level, 31 scenarios that could lead to catastrophic consequences. The company engaged a large team of experts in this field to develop cause-and-effect models for all the scenarios. These models indicate the links between root causes, potential accidents and their consequences.

In order to reduce key HSE risks, Gazprom Neft has launched a company-wide project: the Safety Framework. The principal aim of this project is to put in place robust barriers that prevent events that could lead to catastrophic consequences. As part of the Safety Framework Project, the company is selecting and putting in place those barriers that it has identified as priorities. Gazprom Neft subsidiaries started to implement the first cycle of this project in 2019. It included requirements for defences to be put up in nine prioritised areas; this means there is a requirement for over 60 mandatory barriers to be put in place at all company assets. An independent inspection team assesses the efficiency of measures taken by Gazprom Neft enterprises to determine whether these barriers are robust.

HSE risk management cycle
HSE risk management cycle