CPC guarantees efficient and environmentally safe movement of crude oil

The Project is designed to increase the trunk pipeline capacity

CPC Management visited facilities in the Republic of Kalmykia, Stavropol Krai and Krasnodar Krai

20230722-3.jpgBetween 20 and 22 July 2023, CPC General Director Nikolay Gorban and representatives of Operations Department and Construction Projects Department visited PS-2 and PS-3 in the Republic of Kalmykia, as well as PS-4 and PS-5 in Stavropol Krai, and PS Kropotkin in Krasnodar Krai.

Mr. Gorban inspected equipment and made ad-hoc checks of CPC and contractor personnel readiness on the sites and along the pipeline.

CPC and contractor personnel readiness for emergency response was subject to ad-hoc reviews.

Drills under various scenarios were carried out both at pump stations and along the pipeline. To cope with the assigned tasks, emergency response crews quickly traveled to the drill area. Personnel efficiently employed various types of machinery and equipment, meeting the time standards of emergency response.

During the exercise, the readiness of TsACEO Emergency Response and Rescue Service for oil spill response at CPC facilities was reviewed.

20230722-1.jpgA drill for the containment and elimination of a hypothetical oil spill of 41,062.5 sq.m was conducted at 1,124 km of the pipeline route, 300 m away from the underwater crossing of the Tashla River.

PS-2 is an intermediate pump station, which was constructed under the Expansion Project and commissioned in April 2018. PS-3 was put into operation in 2015. PS-4 was built in 2015. PS-5 was put into service in August 2017.

Under the Debottlenecking Program (DBNP), all the aforementioned pump stations will be equipped with variable frequency drives (VFD) for pump motors and additional tanks for surge relief system, which will boost their operational reliability. At PS-2, the work has been completed.

20230722-2.jpgPS Kropotkin is the major pump station of Caspian Pipeline Consortium. It was put into operation in 2002 and upgraded in 2014 under the Expansion Project.

CPC managers checked the operation of equipment at all pump stations, inspected administrative buildings and living conditions at the living quarters.

CPC management pointed out equipment reliability and high expertise of pump station staff.

During meetings with pump station personnel, they discussed issues related to Safety Culture development. They noted that it was necessary to further enhance the contractor management system with regard to occupational health, industrial safety and environment protection.

20230722-4.jpgFor information:

The CPC Pipeline System is one of CIS largest energy investment projects that involves foreign capital. The length of the Tengiz – Novorossiysk pipeline is 1,511 km. This route moves over two thirds of all Kazakhstan export oil along with crude from Russian fields including those in the Caspian region. CPC Marine Terminal is equipped with three Single Point Moorings (SPM), allowing tankers to be loaded safely at significant distance offshore, including in poor weather conditions

CPC Shareholders: Federal Agency for State Property Management represented by Transneft (trustee) – 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. - 2%, and Oryx Caspian Pipeline LLC – 1.75%.


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