Personnel management and corporate culture

Zarubezhneft JSC is implementing its personnel policy as per the JSC Zarubezhneft Group of Companies 2014-2019 PERSONNEL POLICY.


  • Establishment of an efficient remuneration system and social package;
  • Development of a personnel reserve and a personnel rotation system;
  • Improvement of personnel selection and adaptation quality;
  • Improvement of performance results at all levels, employee training and career development;
  • Establishment of an efficient corporate culture and its continuous development.


In 2018, Zarubezhneft JSC Group of Companies had an employee headcount of 12,681 persons, which was 4% less than in 2017. In general, the average headcount of the Zarubezhneft JSC Group of Companies tends to be decreasing due to the ongoing headcount optimization measures being implemented in the Group of Companies: the headcount decrease was 5.5% in the "Service and Other Assets" segment, 4.5% in the “Upstream” segment and 2.1% in the "Downstream" segment.

The “Upstream” segment remains the priority development direction of Zarubezhneft JSC Group of Companies. In 2018, this segment accounted for 68% of all personnel of the Group.

82% of the Group’s headcount are men. This is because oil production requires carrying out operations at remote fields, rotational work, as well as a significant share of physical labor.

Number of employees
Area of activity 2015 2016 2017 2018 + / – %
Governing company 320 322 326 317 –9 –3
Representative offices and branches of Zarubezhneft JSC 30 26 25 24 –1 –4
Geological exploration and extraction As of before, the Geological exploration and extraction segment was considered with the personnel of JV “Vietsovpetro”. It was decided that in 2018 reporting materials on headcount the personnel for other Blocks and Service Project of JV “Vietsovpetro” is considered in this version of the Report. 9,972 9,402 8,813 8,415 –398 –5
Oil processing and sale 2,356 2,127 2,073 2,029 –44 –2
Service and other assets 1,853 1,969 2,008 1,896 –112 –6
Total 14,531 13,846 13,245 12,681 –564 –4
Zarubezhneft Group of Companies personnel structure in 2018
Personnel structure by job position categories as of, %
Personnel structure by education level as of 31.12.2018, %
Personnel age structure as of December 31.12.2018, %

Average age of personnel in Zarubezhneft Group of Companies remains at the level of 42 years for the last three years