Comprehensive Environmental Program
In accordance with KMG’s Development Strategy, a Comprehensive Environmental Program was developed and approved by the Management Board in JSC NC KazMunayGas for 2006-2015 (CEP), the main objective of which is to ensure a systemic approach to environment protection. The Program is being successfully implemented, and in 2009, the Plan of Environment Protection of CEP was adjusted in accordance of the priority business areas of KMG.
The total amount of financial expenses for implementation of CEP, allocated by SDEs in 2009, was 7,110 mln. tenge.
Corporate Industrial Environmental Monitoring System
A highly important element of the system of the environmental management is industrial environmental monitoring.
Work is continued for the creation of an effective corporate industrial environmental monitoring system of KMG, which was determined as one of the main priorities of the Company’s strategy and was approved by the Board of Directors of the Company on 19 January 2009.
The monitoring of the environment during oil operations, including those in the Kazakhstan sector of the Caspian Sea, was envisaged by the Environmental Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan, by Decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan of 16 May 2003 No 1095 “On State Program for Development of the Kazakhstan Sector of the Caspian Sea”.
Since 2005, the Company has developed and has been using the aerospace environmental monitoring system, as an integral part of KMG's Corporate Industrial Environmental Monitoring System, in order to trace, automatically, any changes in the environment on the whole territory of corporate responsibility of KMG, as well as to ensure taking adequate managerial measures on environmental protection.
This aerospace environmental monitoring system is based on application of geo-information technologies, utilization of modern special equipment and mathematic software for receiving and processing space photographs, and it allows collecting, analyzing and generalizing all environmental data constantly, as well as modeling the environmental situation, which also allowed creating a constantly updated electronic environmental map.
In 2009, on the basis of a new effective platform of geo-information system, the Company developed a new improved version of the aerospace environmental monitoring system, which has greater capabilities and allows solving a wider range of tasks. Also, the system of monitoring included new industrial facilities, which is related to the acquisition of new assets.
Also, in 2009, the system of monitoring included new industrial facilities, which is related to the acquisition of new assets.
One of the major tasks of the system is to implement monitoring of the Kazakhstan sector of the Caspian Sea for detection of oil pollutions using the data of the space radar system, as well as to prevent and to eliminate consequences of any possible emergency spills of oil and oil products.
The draft of the National Action Plan for Protection of the Caspian Sea Environment for 2009-2018, developed by the Ministry of Environment Protection of the RK, the corporate system of aerospace monitoring of NC KazMunayGas JSC was highly appreciated.
Further stage of development and improvement of the corporate industrial environmental monitoring system of KMG is organization of an optimal network for registering and measuring environmental parameters and ecology laboratories.