The main regions of our presence feature abundance of water resources. It is therefore important to maintain the natural balance and purity of such an extremely valuable global resource as water. To this end, the Company has been tracking and monitoring water intake and discharge while keeping a close watch on wastewater treatment.
To reduce negative impact on water resources we have implemented the following projects:
TREATMENT FACILITIES. Each production site has treatment facilities to treat industrial as well as household wastewater preventing discharge of untreated wastewater into the environment.
SHORELINE CLEANING. Clean-up events are arranged by the Company’s volunteers to clean waterfront areas adjacent to our sites to protect water bodies from littering. In 2016, the Company launched a targeted spring voluntary clean-up campaign to clean the shorelines of water bodies and water conservation zones. NOVATEK has supported this tradition on an annual basis ever since.
REINJECTION. Formation water produced along with hydrocarbons is re-injected into thief zones for reservoir pressure maintenance. All wastewaters are treated before re-injection.
SEWAGE AND WATER-METHANOL MIXTURE THERMAL DISINFECTION UNIT.The company built a sewage and water-methanol mixture thermal disinfection unit at the Purovsky Condensate Processing Plant. In terms of pollutants content in effluents, this unit is in line with the most advanced technologies while meeting the stringent Russian requirements for air protection, as well as requirements of international standards.