Top managers visited regional pump stations, inspected the operation of equipment at production sites, administrative buildings, focusing on safety compliance by CPC operations staff and contractors in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Western Region has introduced strict monitoring of the health of employees, use of PPE and disinfectants, social distancing and self-isolation. Routes for employees for walking at the PS territory that address requirements of social distancing and contactless admission of contractors have been developed and are strictly observed.
Kropotkin PS, which is the most important in this pipeline segment, was switched from shift to rotation mode, for this purpose a rotation camp for 60 persons was deployed with three meals a day provided. From July 01, the shift mode was resumed. At KP1020, there was a pipeline segment replacement drill with simulated discharge of oil from the trunk pipeline. CPC top managers also inspected the sites of future construction at the place of facilities to be built and upgraded under the Debottlenecking Program (DBNP).
Regional specialists reported on the recent completion of upgrade of booster pumps at Kropotkin PS. Diesel power plants are currently being installed at MLBV sites at the pipeline.
CPC Pipeline System is one of the major investment projects in energy sector with participation of foreign capital in the CIS. The length of the Tengiz–Novorossiysk Pipeline is 1,511 km; it transports over two thirds of all Kazakhstan export crude, as well as crude from Russian oil fields, including the Caspian Region. CPC Marine Terminal is equipped with three Single Point Moorings (SPM) that allow to load tankers safely at a significant distance offshore, also amid poor weather conditions.
CPC Shareholders: CPC Shareholders are Russian Federation (represented by Transneft – 24% and CPC Company – 7 %) – 31%; Republic of Kazakhstan (represented by KazMunayGas – 19% and Kazakhstan Pipeline Ventures LLC - 1,75%) – 20,75%; Chevron Caspian Pipeline Consortium Company - 15%, LUKARCO B.V. - 12.5%, Mobil Caspian Pipeline Company – 7.5%, Rosneft-Shell Caspian Ventures Limited – 7.5%, BG Overseas Holding Limited - 2%, Eni International N.A. N.V. - 2% and Oryx Caspian Pipeline LLC - 1,75%.