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Integrated Drill At CPC Marine Terminal

DSCF7347.jpgOn 27 April 2023, an integrated drill was conducted in the Tank Farm of CPC Marine Terminal near Novorossiysk to confirm the Consortium’s staff readiness for actions to contain and respond to oil and oil products spills. Over 100 specialists participated and 28 units of equipment were engaged in the exercise, the results of which were assessed by the Commission consisting of representatives of EMERCOM of Russia, Krasnodar Krai Emergency Ministry, Rosprirodnadzor, Rostekhnadzor and Novorossiysk City Administration.

The drill plan was developed in accordance with the requirements of the Russian Federation Government’s Resolution No.2451 dd 31.12.2021 “On approval of the Rules for arrangement of activities to prevent and respond to oil and oil products spills within the Russian Federation...”.  According to the scenario, unfavorable weather conditions caused suspension of tanker loading at the MT, which, in turn, resulted in the accumulation of crude oil in the tanks in the Tank Farm. The Company’s and Contractors’ resources and equipment were put on high alert._DSF0737.jpg
At 11:15 a.m. Moscow time, the SCADA control system gave a signal about technological failure and at the same time, the shift supervisor detected an oil seepage from a hypothetically destroyed tank SVRFT-100000. The personnel not engaged in the accident response was promptly removed from the territory, initial actions were undertaken to prevent the passage of unauthorized persons and equipment to the site of the spill. Via the Automated Emergency Warning System, the information about the incident was communicated to the government regulatory and supervisory agencies and organizations. Then, the management bodies were assembled, CPC-R’s OSR Plan was put into effect, and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was formed.

Meeting the time standards, the participants practiced the deployment of professional emergency and rescue units in the depressurization of the tank SVRFT-100000, the fire brigade performed search and rescue for five hypothetically injured persons from the dangerous zone and extinguished the hypothetical fire in the emergency dam #1 (500 m2). The specialized laboratory of ecological analytical control took samples of soil and air.

IMG-20230428-WA0008.jpgBased on the results of the exercise, the Consortium received a positive opinion report of the departmental commission on the sufficiency of labor and resources for the containment of and response to the maximum possible oil spills in the Marine Terminal Tank Farm in accordance with the CPC-R Oil Spill Response Plan. The said opinion report served as the basis for the approval of a new OSR Plan.

CPC conducts at least 10 large-scale oil spill response and fire extinguishing drills annually. Large-scale exercises are conducted in CPC 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.DSCF7144.JPG
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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%.​