According the drill scenario, SCADA detected a pressure drop in the 56” process pipeline between Tank Farm and Shore Facilities. Operations personnel located an oil spill and evaluated its mode and scale. Once the section was cutoff, emergency teams commenced containment and response activities. The simulated spill was contained and recovered using special equipment.
After these activities were completed a simulated oil fire was reported which was successfully put down by the alerted facility fire station personnel.
Concurrently, oil-contaminated soil was collected and hauled out for further disposal. In the course of the drill, special consideration was given to environmental monitoring and analysis.
Following the drill, the efficiency of containment methods was reviewed, personnel proficiency check was carried out and the actions of engaged manpower and emergency and rescue units were assessed. During the drill, special attention was paid to practicing clear interaction between Incident Control Center and regional teams of the RF EMERCOM.
The Marine Terminal personnel successfully accomplished all set objectives and tasks.
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’s) that allow to load tankers safely at a significant distance offshore, also amid poor weather conditions.
CPC Shareholders: Russian Federation (represented by Transneft – 24% and CPC Company – 7%) – 31%; Republic of Kazakhstan (represented by KazMunayGaz – 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%.