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CPC Prepares Crude Pipeline System Facilities for Spring Floods

In March, 2024, CPC has proceeded to preparation of its operation facilities to the floods. The work will go on until late April this year.

As part of the work, functionality of automatic fire suppression systems, industrial and domestic sewage systems and treatment facilities is checked at all Consortium Pump Stations in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Krasnodar and Stavropol Krais, Republic of Kalmykia and Astrakhan Oblast. The storm water drainage systems of the Tank Farms and PSs are inspected, the condition of lightning arresters and grounding and drain tank automated systems are inspected.

CPC and Contractors’ specialists carry out inspection and additional reinforcement of individual sections of the crude pipeline, overhead power line towers and power cables to prevent floodwater erosion.

In CPC Western Region within Krasnodar and Stavropol Krais, comprehensive inspection is in progress to check 92 valves on the line pipe for full opening and closing in manual and remote modes, including 31 valves on the water crossings.   260 valves on the process pipelines were checked at the Pump Stations and in the Tank Farms. Additional preparation of 162 specialized vehicles for emergency response and recovery operations, 50 units of equipment for oil collection and re-injection is in progress, availability of equipment, means, materials and sorbents for oil spill containment in required quantities is ensured.

In CPC Central Region, whose area of responsibility includes the facilities and the crude pipeline segment in the Republic of Kalmykia and Astrakhan Oblast, 77 valves on the pipeline line pipe are being inspected, including five valves on the water crossings. 280 valves on process pipelines with 300 mm to 1,000 mm diameter have been inspected at the PSs and in Tanks Farms. Additionally, 88 specialized vehicles have been prepared for emergency response and recovery operations and 96 units of equipment for oil collection and re-injection.

In CPC Eastern Region, within the Republic of Kazakhstan, maintenance and leak testing of 58 valves on the pipeline line pipe have been scheduled, including four valves on the water crossings. The scope of inspection of process pipeline valves at the PSs and in Tank Farms includes more than 350 valves. 116 specialized vehicles for emergency response and recovery operations and five units of equipment of oil collection and re-injection will be prepared.

For timely identification of threats to the crude pipeline facilities, CPC and Contractors’ specialists regularly monitor the condition of underwater crossings of the trunk crude pipeline, water crossings and floodplain areas. Currently, the river levels in CPC host regions remain normal. 

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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 oil, and 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 PJSC Transneft (trust management) – 24 %, IC CPC Company LLC – 7%, JSC NC 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%.​