Ecological activity of PA "Urcngoigasprom" based on the environmental protection policy of OAO "Gasprom" is aimed at keeping the fragile Arctic nature pristine, maintaining high quality environmental standards. Great attention is paid to Urengoigasprom employees' and local people's health. The cluster well development of the field minimises upsetting the Arctic tundra surface that takes dozens of years to regenerate naturally. Soils contaminated while developing the field are recultivated with application of biotechnology.
The Association's specialists in co-operation with scientists involved in gas sector found the solution to utilisation of low pressure gases, formed while gas condensate processing, by application of ejector plants. Reducing the volumes of gas burnt in flares and changing the stable condensate feed system the total pollutant emission decreases year by year. Waste waters from production plants and dwelling houses are discharged to sewerage treating facilities. To prevent pollution of rivers and lakes treated waters are pumped into deep-seated horizons. Laboratories of the Environmental Protection Department, the Research Centre and Association's divisions exercise analytical control over emissions and waste waters from all industrial facilities. System of industrial environmental monitoring is being developed. It will allow to control pollution at the production sites.
The experience gained from the Urengoi gas and condensate field development shows the possibility of harmonious co-existence of the world's biggest oil and gas complex with a delicate nature of the Far North without upsetting the environmental balance.