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On Completed Comprehensive Drills to Prove CPC-R Readiness for Emergency Response

IMG-20221220-WA0081.jpgOn December 2022, the oil spill containment and response drills at the trunk pipeline segment were conducted in Astrakhan Oblast. 20 professionals and 10 vehicles were engaged in response operations at KP548 of the Tengiz-Novorossiysk trunk oil pipeline.

According to the scenario, the on-duty A-PS-4A shift received a call from a local resident about oil spill at the trunk pipeline between the Bolshoy Ashuluk river and the Gryazny yerik. The Shift Supervisor reported this information to the PS Head and the OCC Pipeline Dispatcher. The latter conditionally shut down the emergency segment and launched the mobilization of professional rescue teams. Government authorities and regulators were also notified promptly. 

Representatives of CPC and STARSTROI, a contractor, arrived on site within the established timeframe and conducted reconnaissance that defined areas of high-priority protection and high-risk zones. Further, they deployed 120m of special retainer walls, installed dams, used oil skimming equipment with the total capacity of 345 m3/h.

IMG-20221220-WA0071.jpgIn the course of operations, the area of drills was conditionally fenced, oil skimming and pipeline repairs with practical exercises of individual operations were simulated. The fire department squad performed a test foam run. Three dump trucks with the capacity of 10 m3 each were used to practice the removal of oil-contaminated soil and waste for disposal.Drill results were evaluated by the Commission, including representatives of the municipal administration, EMERCOM of Russia, Rosprirodnadzor, Rostekhnadzor, etc. The Commission in its assessment confirmed the feasibility of the new regional CPC-R Oil Spill Response Plan (OSR Plan) and sufficiency of resources and equipment the Company has to contain and respond to the maximum possible oil spills in Astrakhan Oblast.

CPC conducts at least 10 large-scale oil spill response and fire extinguishing drills annually. Large-scale exercises are conducted on a regular basis, allowing to assess the readiness of CPC pipeline operation teams, Security and dispatchers of the Consortium to emergencies. Thirteen scheduled drills were conducted in 2022 along the entire Tengiz-Novorossiysk crude pipeline route.

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CPC Pipeline System is one of the major investment projects with foreign capital in energy sector in the CIS. The length of the Tengiz – Novorossiysk pipeline is 1,511 km. This route transports over two-thirds of all Kazakhstan export crude, as well as crude from Russian oil fields, including those in 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: Federal Agency for State Property Management represented by Transneft (trust management) – 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. S.ar.l. – 2% and Oryx Caspian Pipeline LLC – 1.75%.