CPC guarantees efficient and environmentally safe movement of crude oil

The Project is designed to increase the trunk pipeline capacity

Large-scale comprehensive drills of CPC-R and MChS Regional Subdivisions in Stavropol Krai

Comprehensive joint drill (CJD) of Caspian Pipeline Consortium and Stavropol Krai Division of Russia MChs was conducted on June 15, 2017 in Apanasenkovsky Municipal District of Stavropol Krai.
According to the drill scenario, CPC supervisory control and data acquisition system (SCADA) detected a continuous pressure drop at the section of CPC Tengiz-Novorossiysk crude pipeline crossing of the Kalaus river (Apanasenkovsky District of Stavropol Krai). An operator in CPC Operations Control Center (Novorossiysk) figuratively shut down the Pump Stations and remotely cut off the assumed emergency section of the trunk pipeline.
CPC mobile security patrol which arrived at the site discovered a figurative oil leak resulting from an illegal tap in CPC-T trunk crude pipeline.
It was established that crude oil was leaking along the natural folds in the terrain to the Kalaus river water area with heavy shoreline oiling. At the same time, it was figuratively determined that the river burst its banks there as a result of heavy rainfalls.
In addition, in the course of patrolling persons with motor vehicles, presumably stealing crude oil, were discovered. The information was promptly communicated by CPC Security to the local law-enforcement authorities. Those input data were worked through by the Tact Team of the Department of the
Ministry of Internal Affairs - those suspected of oil theft were apprehended.
In the course of the drill CPC Teams and engaged MChS staff involved in oil spill response also received additional input data: Spilled oil fire causing an injury of a fire-fighter; spread of fire to a figurative neighboring residential area; a person rescued from the water.
CPC Teams also drilled actions to repair the leaking crude pipeline, deploy 3 barriers of booms, temporary tanks and oil skimmers, pulverize sorbent, collect oily soil, carry out a rapid test and soil sampling to check for oil products. Simultaneously, actions were completed to arrange a boring trench at the illegal tap location, prepare a working site for hot work and crude pipeline de-oiling and re-injection of collected oil to the crude pipeline.
According to the preliminary results of the drill, all participants accomplished the set tasks by the deadline and demonstrated well-coordinated actions and readiness to respond to emergencies in the event of their occurrence.
Sergey Potryasov, CPC-R Western Region Manager, directed the drill. Internal Service Colonel Nikolay Lyubavin, Deputy Head of Russia MChS Stavropol Krai Headquarters commanded MCHs subdivisions. 130 persons participated in the drill, 65 vehicles were used.
The organizers noted efficient teamwork of the drill participates: CPC-R, STARSTROI, MChs, ECOSPAS Emergency Response and Rescue and Environmental Operations Center), MVD and Apanasensky District emergency aid personnel.
CPC conducts similar large-scale trainings on a regular basis, these trainings allowing to assess the readiness of CPC pipeline operation teams, repair teams, Security and dispatchers of the Consortium to emergencies.
In addition, in the course of drills the level of interaction between the organizations, local administrations, MChS subdivisions and other agencies engaged in emergency oil spill response is assessed in compliance with the existing emergency oil spill response plans.
The CPC pipeline system is one of the largest investment projects with foreign capital in the energy sector in the CIS. The length of Tengiz-Novorossiysk pipeline is 1,511 km; more than two thirds of all export crude oil from Kazakhstan and crude oil from the Russian fields, including those in the Caspian Region, are transported by this route. 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: 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%.