As of August 31, 2021, Tengiz-Novorossiysk Pipeline System is operated in the normal mode, crude oil pumping and lifting are performed in line with the schedule.
Scheduled testing of the equipment is underway. Maintenance of the main and support equipment is performed per the schedules of scheduled/preventive repairs (SPR).
Over the latest week of implementing the Debottlenecking Program (DBNP), work was done to replace ball valves with plug-type ones at the custody transfer meter of Tengiz PS. At A-PS-4A during the same time, work was done to connect Mainline Pump Unit (MPU) №5, and a pipeline was welded between MPUs №№ 3 and 4. At PS-8, rotors were replaced on four MPUs. At PS-6, construction/installation work was continued to replace the AGLDS gas heater. At Km 1020 of the pipeline, repair of the protective sump was performed.
At the Marine Terminal, all anchor chain segments were replaced at SPM-2, the same work is still underway at SPM-1.
The CPC Pipeline System is one of CIS largest energy investment projects that involves foreign capital. The length of the Tengiz – Novorossiysk pipeline is 1,511 km. This route moves over two thirds of all Kazakhstan export oil along with crude from Russian fields including those in the Caspian region. CPC Marine Terminal is equipped with three Single Point Moorings (SPM), allowing tankers to be loaded safely at significant distance offshore, including in poor weather conditions
CPC Shareholders: Federal Agency for State Property Management represented by Transneft (trustee) – 24%, CPC Company – 7%, KazMunayGas – 19%; Kazakhstan Pipeline Ventures LLC – 1.75%, 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%.