Oil and gas production activities unfailingly involve condemnation of land, thus resulting in contamination of soils and deterioration of habitats of plants and animals. The Environmental Safety Program provides for annual remediation measures targeting contaminated soil.
The soil remediation process has the following stages:
• technical (the greatest possible collection of contaminants from the surface, agrotechnical manipulation, application of oil-degrading biologicals, soil loosening for better aeration);
• biological (planting of seeds or saplings, application of fertilizers).
Remediation and restoration of soil contaminated in the course of production are carried out in all areas covered by the Company's business presence. According to the Russian regulations, the mandatory remediation cycle for contaminated soil should last at least two years.