Oil spills

In 2017 the total amount of oil and petroleum products spilled dropped by 13.6% in comparison with 2016, despite the fact that the number of accidents affecting the environment rose.

Based on 2016 data, LUKOIL’s indicator for oil spilled was low compared to other oil and gas companiesAccording to the reports of the following companies: Rosneft (2016 Sustainability Report, page 57), BP (2016 Sustainability Report, page 8), Shell (2016 Sustainability Report).. In 2017, the Group’s overall dynamics improved.

Apart from one large spill, which occurred as a result of an unauthorized tie-in into a pipeline in West Siberia, all other incidents combined accounted for 5.7% of the total volume of oil spilled.

In 2017, two incidents resulted in environmental damage and oil being spilled into water bodies.

Volume of oil and petroleum products spilled during incidents
2016 2017
Volume of oil and petroleum products spilled during incidents, thousand tonnes 0.26 0.22
Specific spills rate (kg of oil and petroleum products spilled per thousand tonnes of oil and gas condensate extracted) 3.1 2.7
Note: The specific factor is calculated on the basis of the volume of oil and gas condensate production in Russia (excluding the share of dependent organizations).