Despite macroeconomic headwinds and weak demand amid the pandemic, the company was able to maintain a stable level of exports year-on-year.
A total of 20.4 mt of oil were supplied to international markets, while 4.6 mt were supplied domestically.
Despite the challenging situation in international markets, the company successfully ramped up oil supplies from its Arctic fields in 2020. Exports of ARCO blends (Prirazlomnoye field) and Novy Port (Novoportovskoye field) grew 5.3% to 10.5 mt. In addition, the company widened the geography of its Arctic oil supplies by making its first delivery of Novy Port oil to China. This event is of strategic importance given the company’s plans to foster stronger ties with Asia-Pacific countries.
|Exports to non-CIS countries||12.89||18.19||17.05||19.16||18.48|
|Exports to CIS||1.66||1.71||1.65||1.71||1.10|
|Sales to international markets||0.73||1.06||1.25||0.99||0.79|
|TOTAL CRUDE OIL SALES||22.71||26.53||24.26||26.23||24.94|
The company uses a unique transport and logistics strategy to manage oil supplies from its Arctic fields, ensuring year-round consignments at minimum cost. It encompasses the Prirazlomnaya offshore ice-resistant oil-producing stationary platform, the Arctic Gate oil terminal in the Gulf of Ob, a heavy ice-class tanker fleet, icebreaker support vessels, an offshore transshipment facility in Murmansk, as well as tankers transporting oil from the transshipment facility to consumers in Europe. Operational safety and efficiency are ensured by the world’s first digital Arctic logistics management system, Kapitan. The system’s accumulated historical data and predictive capabilities help it to foresee potential constraints that vessels may face along the journey and offer optimal and safe routes.
In 2020, the company’s Arctic logistics system achieved a historic milestone as the 1,000th oil tanker from the Novoportovskoye field was shipped through the Arctic Gate terminal, an event that reflects its performance and safety. Also in 2020, Kapitan was integrated with the Umba storage tanker to automatically receive its data, which accelerated the transmission and recording of the tanker’s storage data by 60 times and improved oil shipment performance. Automated recording of data from the Umba storage tanker in the Kapitan system will improve the speed and quality of logistics planning as well as enable crude transshipments to be managed online.
Thus, as at 2020-end, the company was using all available logistics models for oil export and domestic sales. The company’s onshore logistics, which includes supplies via Transneft’s pipeline system, enables us to flexibly allocate oil flows to the Eastern Siberia–Pacific Ocean pipeline via the port of Kozmino and to the west, depending on market conditions. The company’s sea logistics ensure year-round oil exports from the Arctic fields to Northwestern Europe and Asia-Pacific countries.
The company’s centrally-managed specialised fleet, supplemented by icebreaker support and digital technologies, ensures uninterrupted and safe operations in the challenging Arctic ice conditions.Vadim Simdyakin Head of the Logistics and Oil Operations Directorate