Weather conditions in the operational area of CPC
Marine Terminal near Novorossiysk currently allow for oil lifting in a standard
mode, crude oil is being accepted from the Shippers at Tengiz PS, Atyrau PS and
Komsomolskaya PS also in a standard mode without any limitations.
At the same time, on 24 to 26 February the
weather conditions did not allow to moor new tankers for oil loading. On 24-25
February, CPC MT specialists completed loading two tankers and from 25 February
(11:24 Moscow time) to 26 February (22:12 Moscow time) oil lifting was stopped.
At the same time, crude oil was accepted from the Shippers at lower flowrates.
As a reminder: Earlier, oil lifting was suspended
from 19 through to 22 February due to the actually stormy weather conditions
and respective warnings issued by the Harbor Master of the Novorossiysk
Maritime Port. Due to the overstocking, acceptance of crude oil from Tengiz
field was stopped.
Oil is loaded
via the Single Point Moorings located five km from the coastline with strict
compliance with industrial and environmental safety requirements. The SPM
design allows for loading during adverse weather conditions when traditional
onshore oil lifting systems are forced to suspend their operation.
At the same
time, weather limitations that apply to the SPM exceed the similar requirements
for the coastal berths. For example, mooring operations at the SPM and hose
lifting on a tanker are carried out with waves up to 2.5 m.
be emphasized: CPC adheres to an uncompromising position on the environmental
protection and industrial safety during the operation of the Consortium’s
Marine Terminal equipment in the Black Sea and the prevention of oil spill