Downstream division

7.8 TJ electricity, thermal energy, and fuel savings
929.7 RUB mn economic effect

In 2017, the enterprises of the Downstream Division continued implementing the activities of the integrated Energy Conservation and Improved Energy Efficiency Programme. Gazpromneft-Aero and Gazpromneft-BM have joined the programme, which as a result now includes the energy conservation activities of 49 production assets in the Downstream Division.

Main activities of the programme:

  • replacing and modernizing process furnaces to increase their efficiency
  • optimizing the recuperation system and using secondary energy resources in technological processes
  • increasing the efficiency of fuel use in process furnaces by utilizing modern technologies
  • optimizing condensate collection and return systems
  • optimizing the operation of compressor equipment
  • increasing the efficiency of heat and steam supply systems
  • modernizing lighting systems
  • replacing turbo drives and steam pumps with electric drives

As a result, the savings of fuel and energy resources within the Division exceeded the targets and amounted to:

  • thermal energy – by 279,400 Gcal
  • fuel – by 137,500 tonnes of natural fuel
  • electricity – by 18.9 mn kWh
Consumption of purchased energy within the Downstream Division
Indicator 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Purchased electricity (minus electricity transferred to third parties), MWh 3,322,147 3,262,669 3,340,550 3,400,210 3,236,805
Change vs. previous period, % 6.4 (1.8) 2.4 1.8 (4.81)
Purchased thermal energy (minus electricity transferred to third parties), GJ 17,373,245 16,581,709 16,081,895 15,186,997 15,531,129
Change vs. previous period, % 3.1 (4.6) (3.0) (5.6) 2.27
Specific energy consumption (kg of OE/t) Source: Company data

The implementation of measures contained in the integrated programme to improve the reliability of power supply to refineries has reduced the number of power failures at refineries by 15% compared with 2016.

In general, energy conservation activities made it possible to save 7.8 TJ of thermal energy, electricity, and fuel. The economic effect exceeded the targets and amounted to RUB 929.7 million.

The increase in specific energy consumption in 2017 is due to a decrease in refining volumes and the utilization rate of secondary processes in accordance with the production program as well as the reconstruction and commissioning of new units at the Moscow and Omsk Oil Refineries and the start of the production of Group III oils at Slavneft YANOS OJSC.

“The results of the energy conservation programme are a kind of indicator of the success and coordination of the work performed by a large team of specialists. Our further work in this area is consistent with the main trends in the industry’s development and is based on the digitization of business processes with the active use of components of predictive analytics and progressive IT solutions and technologies”.
Vladimir Andreyev Head of the Energy Department of the Downstream Division
Energy intensity index of the Company’s oil refineries Calculated according to the methodology of the company Solomon. The Energy Intensity Index (EII) allows for a quantitative comparison of the energy efficiency of a specific oil refinery with another refinery that is similar in terms of production units and work conditions. The index shows the ratio of actual energy consumption versus the enterprise’s standard energy consumption. The smaller an enterprise’s EII value is, the better its energy efficiency level is.
Enterprise 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Omsk Oil Refinery 123 117 114 110 107
Moscow Oil Refinery 123 122 114 113 111
YANOS 110 108 108 107 105
NIS 126 122 118 113