Gazprom Neft Starts Full-Scale Testing of Employees at Industrial Facilities for COVID-19

April 13, 2020

Gazprom Neft is rolling out full-scale COVID-19 preventative testing among all employees based in in the company’s oil production and refining facilities.

The first stage of this program will involve testing 50% of the company’s 80,000 personnel to enable infected employees — including those showing no external symptoms — to be identified, isolated and treated. Measures will also be taken to identify and test those employees who have come into contact with infected colleagues.

Full-coverage testing, and the preventative detection of latent forms of the illness — with subsequent isolation, together with epidemiological containment initiatives, are all effective measures in combating COVID-19 at facilities in continuous operation.

Gazprom Neft is now implementing a cohesive and integrated “Antivirus” program to combat the spread of COVID-19 among its own employees as well as those at oil-service companies and service organisations. Industrial enterprises and support-service vehicles are disinfected daily, employees’ health is continuously monitored, and all enterprises have been provided with personal protective equipment (PPE). Strategies for identifying and differentiating incoming personnel at entry points are being utilized, together with contactless shift and crew handovers and other organisational solutions.

Gazpromneft-Aero has also begun preventative COVID-19 testing, starting with 166 shift workers at Gazpromneft-Aero Sheremetyevo. Testing will be conducted at all its refueling facilities in over 20 Russian regions.

Gazpromneft-Aero’s aviation refueling facilities will employ comprehensive measures to combat the spread of COVID-19, including regular temperature and blood pressure checks.