Management ’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial POSITION and Results of Operations for years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011

Definitions and Conversions

The following discussion is an overview of the Group’s financial position as of December 31, 2012 and its financial results for the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, and should be read in conjunction with the Consolidated Financial Statements and notes, which were prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”).

In this report the terms “Gazprom Neft”, “Company” and “Group” represent JSC Gazprom Neft and its consolidated subsidiaries. This report represents the Group's financial position and results of operations on a consolidated basis.

Tonnes of crude oil produced are translated into barrels using conversion rates reflecting the oil density from each of the Company's oil fields. Crude oil purchased, as well as other operational indicators expressed in barrels, are translated from tonnes using a conversion rate of 7.33 barrels per tonne. Translations of cubic meters to cubic feet are made at the rate of 35.31 cubic feet per cubic meter. Translations of barrels of crude oil into barrels of oil equivalent (“boe”) are made at the rate of 1 barrel per boe and of cubic feet into boe at the rate of 6 thousand cubic feet per boe.

Forward -Looking Statements

This discussion contains forward-looking statements concerning the financial condition, results of operations and businesses of Gazprom Neft and its consolidated subsidiaries. All statements other than statements of historical fact are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements of future expectations that are based on management’s current expectations and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in these statements.

Forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements concerning the potential exposure of Gazprom Neft to market risks and statements expressing management’s expectations, beliefs, estimates, forecasts, projections and assumptions. These forward-looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as ‘‘anticipate’’, ‘‘believe’’, ‘‘could’’, ‘‘estimate’’, ‘‘expect’’, ‘‘intend’’, ‘‘may’’, ‘‘plan’’, ‘‘objectives’’, ‘‘outlook’’, ‘‘probably’’, ‘‘project’’, ‘‘will’’, ‘‘seek’’, ‘‘target’’, ‘‘risks’’, ‘‘goals’’, ‘‘should’’ and similar terms and phrases.

There are a number of factors that could affect the future operations of Gazprom Neft and could cause those results to differ materially from those expressed in the forwardlooking statements contained in this Report, inclusively (without limitation): (a) price fluctuations in crude oil and gas; (b) changes in demand for the Company’s products; (c) currency fluctuations; (d) drilling and production results; (e) reserve estimates; (f) loss of market and industry competition; (g) environmental and physical risks; (h) risks associated with the identification of suitable potential acquisition properties and targets, and successful negotiation and completion of such transactions; (i) economic and financial market conditions in various countries and regions; (j) political risks, project delay or advancement, approvals and cost estimates; and (k) changes in trading conditions.


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