4.3. Industrial Safety Performance


In 2019, the number of industrial safety incidents at hazardous production facilities of the Gazprom Group declined. Entities within the ISPSM perimeter reported 5 accidents in 2019, down 37% versus 8 accidents in 2018.

In 2019, no accidents were registered at Gazprom Neft and Gazprom Energoholding, compared to 1 and 0 accidents, respectively, in 2018. At Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat, there was 1 accident in 2019. The number of incidents at the Group’s companies also decreased.

Information on the number of industrial accidents and incidents across the Gazprom Group, 2016–2019
Indicator 2016 2017 2018 2019
Companies included in the ISPSM perimeter
Accidents 9 5 8 5
Incidents 30 21 8 5
Gazprom Neft Group
Accidents 2 0 1 0
Incidents 2,385 2,183 1,068 920
Gazprom Energoholding
Accidents 1 0 0 0
Incidents 176 129 99 69
Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat
Accidents 1 0 0 1
Incidents 2 1 9 1

As of the end of 2019, PJSC Gazprom’s subsidiaries included in the ISPSM perimeter operated a total of 4,591 hazardous production facilities.

The following measures were developed and are being carried out to reduce the number of accidents and incidents and eliminate their causes:

  • subsidiaries have developed and adopted Industrial Safety Activities Plans;
  • following the previous ISPSM analysis by PJSC Gazprom’s top management, Remedial and Preventive Measures Plans were developed and are now being implemented;
  • information on the accident rate is communicated to all subsidiaries and entities of PJSC Gazprom in order to prevent accidents and incidents and adjust the existing action plans aimed at improving industrial safety;
  • investigation of the causes behind accidents and incidents is performed in a timely manner;
  • pipelines undergo pigging to help identify the most hazardous defects when scheduling diagnostics;
  • violations identified during the audits by state supervisory agencies and corporate control bodies are remedied in a timely manner.

In addition to that, PJSC Gazprom is working to improve by-laws related to the development of staff expertise, enhancement of the operational control system, and organization and performance of diagnostics.

Industrial safety costs are included in the programs for overhaul, reconstruction, technical upgrade, diagnostics, maintenance, and repair of the capital assets owned by the Gazprom Group companies.

Information on occupational and industrial safety spending across the Gazprom Group, 2016−2019, RUB million
Companies 2016 2017 2018 2019
Companies included in the ISPSM perimeter
Occupational safety 10,819 10,795 15,450 17,565
Industrial safety 7,113 11,452 5,576 5,299
Gazprom Neft Group(1)
Occupational safety 1,291 1,592 7,943
Industrial safety 5,868 5,964 918
Gazprom Energoholding
Occupational safety 1,438 1,467 1,533 1,626
Industrial safety 522 649 218 467
Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat
Occupational safety 186 171 228 187
Industrial safety 551 830 478 809
(1) Starting from 2019, no data is collected on the Gazprom Neft Group’s occupational and industrial safety spending.

Subsidiaries and entities of PJSC Gazprom take the following steps to plan measures aimed at containing and eliminating the consequences of accidents at hazardous industrial facilities:

  • establish and operate their own emergency rescue services, as well as volunteer emergency rescue teams;
  • sign contracts with professional emergency rescue services (teams) to provide services to ensure well blowout, gas, fire, industrial and occupational safety and to perform scheduled gas hazardous works and repair and maintenance works;
  • set up engineering systems for control and prevention of potential accidents and emergencies, as well as alert, monitoring and communication systems;
  • develop standards for emergency materials and equipment stock and make financial provisions for containing and eliminating the consequences of accidents;
  • set up and upgrade training aids and equipment to prepare employees for an adequate response to emergencies;

train their staff at hazardous industrial facilities to contain potential accidents and emergencies and eliminate their consequences, use main protective equipment and safety measures, and provide first aid and self-care in case of injuries; organize trainings and test alerts.

The Gazprom Group implements digital technologies and uses innovative solutions to improve industrial safety. In 2019, PJSC Gazprom Science and Technology Prize was awarded to the authors of the projects “Information analysis system for identifying potentially hazardous sections in gas trunklines due to stress corrosion cracking and for planning major repairs” (Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk LLC) and “Developing and integrating management information systems to improve technogenic and geo-ecological safety at gas production facilities” (Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg LLC).