LUKOIL started to operate in Kaliningrad Region in 1995 after it had purchased the assets of the OJSC Kaliningradneftegaz.
LUKOIL extracts oil and gas in Kaliningrad Region and on the Baltic Sea shelf. The largest offshore deposit in the Baltic Sea was discovered in 1983 in area D-6, in the waters 22 km to the west off the Curonian Spit. The field has been in development since 2004. Many years' experience of Kaliningrad oilers has proven that oil and gas could be produced in harmony with nature and the society by using a professional approach to ecology and social policy.
Besides, there is a network of filling stations and a complex oil terminal to transport oil and petroleum products.
LUKOIL Group entities are engaged in systemic environmental conservation and develop social partnership keeping up LUKOIL's good reputation in Kaliningrad Region
There is a ice-resistant offshore stationary D-6 oil platform in the Baltic Sea — the first offshore oil platform built in Russia by LUKOIL.
The Commissioning Act for OIRP D-6 in the Baltic Sea was signed by the State Commission.
Production drilling began at the D-6 field.
First oil produced at Kravtsovkoye field in the Baltic Sea.
An international maneuver was organized at the C-9 facility, a former wildcat well that remained in the sea since 1976 from the exploration activities of the joint Soviet-Polish-German Petrobaltic project. The organizers designed the maneuver to drill a situation in which the platform is seized by terrorists, people are held hostage and the rig is blown up which is followed by fire and oil spillage. Together international forces of rescuers, military and firemen capture the terrorists, save the hostages, and mitigate the consequences of oil spillage at sea. More than a thousand people took part in the drill representing NATO and EAPC (firemen and rescuers from Poland and Lithuania), and the EMERCOM of Russia.
A delegation of foreign journalists visited Kaliningrad Region to learn more about the operation of the offshore Kravtsovskoye (D-6) oil field. The delegation included representatives of the printed and electronic media from Germany, Spain, France, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.
Guy Langan, representative of the French National Assembly, Charant Maritim, Pas-de-Cale Parliament representative, and Didier Kenton, a Parliament representative, visited the D-6 oil-producing offshore platform in the Baltic Sea, the Romanovo oil gathering station and the Complex Oil Terminal.
A delegation of European ambassadors visited LUKOIL’s production facilities in Kaliningrad Region. The trip was part of a diplomatic visit to Kaliningrad Region associated with the 750th anniversary of Konigsberg and the 60th anniversary of Kaliningrad Region. Twelve European governmental representatives visited the D-6 offshore oil-producing platform, the complex offshore terminal and inspected the oil gathering station in Romanovo from a helicopter.
The D-6 offshore ice-resistant stationary platform was visited by members of the European parliament from Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Czech Republic, Holland and Belgium. The working group of the European Parliament and Deputies of the RF Federation Council arrived at the Kravtsovskoye (D-6) field as part of the official visit to Kaliningrad Region. On behalf of the European Parliament representatives, the working group was headed by Camiel Eurlings, chair of the European Parliament delegation in the Committee on parliamentarian cooperation between Russia and the EU; Russia was represented by O. V. Morozov, First Deputy Chairman of the RF State Duma.
The D-6 platform produced its one millionth ton of oil since the start of operations.
10 years since production start in the Baltic Sea shelf.
By the Decree of the Russian Federation Government PJSC LUKOIL represented by LLC LUKOIL-KMN received licenses to develop the D-33 oil field in the Baltic Sea.
By the Decree of the Russian Federation Government PJSC LUKOIL represented by LLC LUKOIL-KMN received licenses to develop the D41 and D29 oil fields in the Baltic Sea.
While implementing the project aimed at developing the Kravtsovskoye field infrastructure, LUKOIL was the first Russian company to use the "zero discharge" principle which completely prevents any waste (industrial or domestic) from being discharged into the Baltic Sea when operating the drilling platform and transporting oil.
The "zero discharge" principle was reviewed by the Helsinki Commission in 2007 and recommended for use at all existing, planned and constructed platforms in the Baltic Sea.
Since 2003 LUKOIL conducts annual environmental monitoring of the Kravtsovskoye field including:
comprehensive use of long-term bottom and buoy technologies;
monitoring of the littoral and coastal zones;
use of stochastic models of assessment of environmental safety and damages to the environment;
notification of stakeholders of the results.
For many years LUKOIL has been extensively supporting important social events and facilities in Kaliningrad Region. Some of the events are implemented as part of the Agreement between PJSC
LUKOIL and the Kaliningrad Region Government. On April 18, 2016 the next Cooperation Agreement, as well as Minutes to the Cooperation Agreement were signed for 2016.
In 2000 the company took part in the financing of the purchase and installation of the monument to Marshall Vasilevsky. In 2003 thanks to the oilers, Elizabethan Fort, a site of great historical and cultural value, was built in the town of Baltiysk, Kaliningrad Region.
In 2004 the Company spent 20 million rubles to renovate a boarding school in the settlement of Bolshoye Isakovo.
In 2005 the Company was general sponsor of the commemorations of the 750th anniversary of Konigsberg-Kaliningrad. Allocated funds were used to decorate the city for celebration, set up performance stages, equip the press center and promote the anniversary among its citizens and city visitors.
In 2006 the Company financed projects related to the celebration of the 60th anniversary of Kaliningrad Region including improvement of Kaliningrad's central square and municipal territories of the region.
In 2012, to celebrate its 40th anniversary, the company acted as general sponsor of the Kaliningrad City Day.
On top of targeted financing of important events, LUKOIL has always supported institutions of science, culture, education, sports and healthcare in Kaliningrad Region. The Kant Baltic Federal University, P.P. Shirshov Ocean Studies Institute, World Ocean Museum, Amber Museum, Kaliningrad Regional Philharmonic Hall, Children's regional hospital, as well as various schools, orphanages, pre-school institutions and many other organizations receive support on a permanent basis. For a long time the Company has been sponsoring the Baltika football club, and from 2007 until 2011 it was the title sponsor of the Dynamo-Yantar volleyball club.
The Company has always been providing targeted assistance to the most needy residents. War and combat veterans have always enjoyed our special care and attention.
As the Company had accumulated experience of charity and sponsorship, it was decided to come up with a new technology of distributing finances to support socially significant projects — on a competitive basis. In 2008 the LUKOIL Social and Cultural Projects Competition was launched in Kalinigrad Region to improve efficiency of the Company's charity activities. Since that time LUKOIL and non-commercial organizations of the region have become equal partners in solving important social problems. Since the introduction of this competition in Kaliningrad Region, more than 738 applications have been considered, 131 winner projects have been selected.