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Forum of Four International Oil Majors Held in Atyrau

forum1.jpgOn November 8, 2023, a regular session of the Forum of Tengizchevroil (TCO), North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC), Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V. (KPO) and Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) to share best practices in occupational health, safety and environmental protection (HSE) was held in the city of Atyrau.  Caspian Pipeline Consortium acted as a host.

Sessions of the Forum of four international oil majors are conducted several times a year and aim at discussing topical HSE issues, experience sharing, cooperation in Safety Culture and resolution of other tasks. CPC representatives participated in the Forum session for the first time in 2022.

The Forum November Agenda included discussion of the following: HSE key performance indicators, proactive approach to support safe road traffic, environmental protection aspects, role of additional check lists (attachments to work permits) to ensure safe work at the facilities and other topics.

Both HSE managers and specialists and representatives of operation units of oil producing and oil transportation companies traditionally became the Forum speakers and participants. CPC representatives made a number of reports on the session agenda.
In her presentation in the session “Contractor HSE Management”, Elena Bulatova, CPC Labor and Industrial Safety Manager, emphasized the importance of developing techniques to conduct inductions for those performing hazardous work. Occupational Health Engineers involved in the process should act more as tutors and consultants to the briefed staff than inspectors and controllers.forum3.jpg

“It is important for CPC not only to qualitatively select a contractor, but also to increase the responsibility of its employees at all levels in the field of occupational health and safety. This is a bureaucratically complicated process, but we are systematically working on it," said Sergey Polovkov, Deputy HSE General Manager for the Russian Federation, on the sidelines of the session.    

In his report, Konstantin Zakharov, CPC Lead Occupational Health and Safety Engineer, emphasized that the Safety Culture was being introduced actively in contracting companies doing work for the Consortium Base Business. The activities implemented by the contractors and their results are included in the standard contracts. This practice has already been successfully tested in the construction of CPC facilities under the Debottlenecking Program.   

The next session of the Forum of four international oil majors will be conducted in the second quarter of 2024.

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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%.​