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CPC Conducted Drill at Kropotkin PS

IMG_7120.JPGOn 29 June 2023, a fire tactical drill (FTD) was conducted at CPC Kropotkin PS in Krasnodar Krai with involvement of specialists from EMERCOM of Russia, Consortium and Contractors.

In the course of two-stage fire tactical drill at Kropotkin PS, actions were practiced to contain and eliminate a simulated oil spill and its consequences at the pipeline segment and to extinguish a simulated fire of III level of complexity of a 50 thousand cu. m tank. Forty-two CPC and Contractors’ specialists, 61 EMERCOM of Russia employees and 19 units of equipment were engaged in the drill. According to the scenario of the first stage of the drill, as a result of loss of equipment integrity 20 cu. m of oil escaped at the booster pumps site with a spill outside the site (20 sq. m). The staff of CPC and Contractors (STARSTROI PERU, Nachin LLC, Kuban Fire Service, Medis) demonstrated coordinated actions in assisting the conditionally injured, preventing the threat of an oil fire, and collecting and disposing of contaminated waste and soil. In the course of the said stage, PS staff demonstrated their skills to operate ongoing environmental monitoring station equipment.IMG_7005.JPG

According to the scenario of the second stage of the drill, as a result of external influences, oil ignited in SVFRT-50000 on the entire surface area of the tank (2,892 sq. m) when the automatic fire suppression system failed.

Joint actions of subdivisions of the EMERCOM of Russia Main Department in Krasnodar Krai, Kropotkin PS fire station and Kuban Fire Service were practiced with extinguishing the fire, which increased to III level of complexity, with foam attack using special equipment (including MINOTOR-4000 system) and cooling of the neighboring reservoir. 

IMG_0583.JPGIn the course of each stage of the drill, representatives of CPC, specialized subdivisions of Contractors and EMERCOM of Russia Main Department in Krasnodar Krai also practiced techniques and methods for the management of forces and means in emergencies, prompt notification, coordination and practical skills in the use of specialized equipment. All goals and tasks of the two-stage FTD were successfully achieved. 

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.IMG_7070.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.

IMG_0606.JPGCPC 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%.​