Production of hydrocarbons
To reduce the environmental footprint of its operations, the LOTOS Group monitors the producing fields on an ongoing basis.
The main raw materials used in exploration and production drilling and well workovers include drilling mud components (which are environmentally neutral) and cement used to bind casing to the drilled rock. LOTOS Petrobaltic does not use oil-based muds for drilling, but relies only on water-based muds, which circulate within a closed-loop system.
The main raw materials used in the production process include chemical substances added to the formation and sea water pumping system, as well as methanol added to the gas transported to Energobaltic.
Materials used, by weight and volume
|Materials used||Total consumption|
|natural gas||31 020 258 m3|
|crude oil||10 213 160 tonnes|
|fuel oil||367 tonnes|
|diesel oil||4 773 m3|
|materials and components||685 001 tonnes|
|enhancing additives||2 183 tonnes|
|hydrated lime||27 tonnes|
|other materials used for drilling and production||773 tonnes|
LOTOS Petrobaltic used 6,988,225 cubic metres of natural gas, with 6,833,493 cubic metres of gas produced by the Baltic Beta platform on the B3 field through separation from the formation fluid and used to supply the platform systems).154,732 cubic metres was gas purchased from a third-party provider to heat office buildings at the onshore facility of LOTOS Petrobaltic). Fuel gas used for heating offices accounts for 2.26% of the total gas consumed.