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CPC Summarized Interim Results of Debottlenecking Program in Atyrau Oblast

АНОНС06-0222.jpgAs part of the Jubilee XX North Caspian Regional Exhibition of Technologies and Equipment for Oil and Gas Industry “Atyrau. Oil and Gas”, there was a press conference of Caspian Pipeline Consortium. The topic of the press conference was the progress of Debottlenecking Program (DBNP) implementation at the Consortium’s facilities and charitable activity in the Region.


In the course of the event, Kairgeldy Kabyldin, CPC-K Deputy General Director for Republic of Kazakhstan Government Relations, and Viktor Miroshnichenko, CPC-K Operations and Maintenance Manager, answered the questions of Kazakh and international mass media journalists.


The year 2022 ended with an important event for CPC: mechanical readiness of the pipeline system was provided enabling to transport approximately 72.5 mln tons of oil per year from Kazakhstan and up to 81.5 mln tons of oil per year in a transit through the Russian Federation. Implementation of the Debottlenecking Program (DBNP) helped to achieve this high throughput capacity.


The Debottlenecking Program was approved at the CPC Shareholders Annual Meeting in May 2019 in Baku. This Program is a logical follow-up to CPC Expansion Project completed with success in 2018.


The DBNP includes a number of projects combined in a single Program, which are being implemented in Kazakhstan and Russia. The Program’s target is to assure readiness of CPC pipeline system for increased oil volumes in compliance with high pipeline safety and reliability standards. In total, the DBNP work is going at 10 pump stations and at CPC Marine Terminal in Novorossiysk. 


In Kazakhstan, Tengiz PS and Atyrau PS are the DBNP sites. New electrically driven mainline and booster pump units, a new gas turbine-driven mainline pump unit, process and auxiliary equipment, control system and communication (CS&C) equipment and fire and gas (F&G) detection systems have been put into operation at these pump stations, crude oil quantity and quality measurement system has been upgraded, etc. All the new equipment has been integrated into the automation and dispatcher control systems._DSF9057.JPG


In late 2022, all facilities were commissioned at Tengiz PS and Atyrau PS in Kazakhstan and at Astrakhan PS, these facilities effecting CPC pipeline system’s capacity of accepting additional crude volumes from Tengiz field. The Consortium’s and contractors’ personnel accomplished all tasks in a coordinated and confident manner, ensuring a high rate of construction of these facilities. As the commissioning of the new facilities at both PSs is documented with the appropriate authorized agencies in Kazakhstan and Russia, it is no longer just mechanical, but complete readiness of the pipeline to increase transportation volumes.


Tengiz PS located in Atyrau Oblast at KP0 of CPC pipeline system is the starting point among all facilities. Over 300 employees of contractors and 35 equipment units were engaged at the DBNP facilities there.  

The DBNP work is 100% complete at Atyrau PS, which is considered the second main station. About a hundred highly qualified specialists and 16 units of construction equipment were engaged in construction.


The work at the DBNP sites is going in compliance with the stringent requirements of occupational health, safety, and environmental protection.


The DBNP implementation is currently in progress. For example, in order to increase electric capacity at Tengiz PS, it is planned to commission new external power supply facilities this year. Two new tanks of 20,000 cu. m each will also be put into service to help ensure a reserve of oil accumulation in the station's tank farm up to 120 thousand cu. m in conditions of increasing throughput volumes.  On the pipeline system as a whole, the DBNP implementation will continue until the middle of 2025, when the final scope of work to dismantle the old equipment and upgrade the SCADA system following the commissioning of the new equipment will be completed.


_DSF9154.JPGThe Program investments amount to $ 599.9 mln, with $156.4 mln for CPC-K and $443.5 mln for CPC-R. As with the Expansion Project, a portion of funds allocated for the DBNP is used to fund charity projects to support education, health care, infrastructure development and social programs in Atyrau Oblast. Construction of a House of Youth and a Children’s Family Village represent large-scale charity projects of CPC. Construction of a school for 900 pupils was commenced in 2022 in Talgayran micro-district. In total, from 2001 through to 2022, CPC-K allocated over KZT 12 billion towards charity projects.

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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) 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%.