The Severo-Labatyuganskoye oil field is one of the oilfields, which development began at the beginning of the XXI century. At this period the concept of sustainable development was formulated, that means the rational use of natural resources and the environmental protection. One of the key elements of sustainability is the regular environmental monitoring and transparency. Surgutneftegas PJSC keeps the same way with these ecological innovations. On the territory of all oil fields in Russia Federation the Company performs systematic ecological monitoring. The results of researches are annually published in different open information sources. Despite the high cost of researches, that increase the final cost of extracted oil, monitoring is performed statedly. It is necessary because of high importance of measures for environmental protection. The longer the research time, the more accurate it is possible to draw a conclusion about the impact of economic activities on the environment. This also applies to the territory of the Severo-Labatyuganskoye field, which has been developed for 20 years. The observation period within the framework of the program for monitoring the state of natural environments at the field is even longer. The experience in the development of the Severo-Labatyuganskoye field has shown that hydrocarbon production did not lead to a change in the initial state of natural environments. The current environmental indicators are in the same ranges as the background ones. The indigenous small-numbered peoples of the North continue to engage in traditional crafts on the territory of the Severo-Labatyuganskoye field.
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