Employees of Transneft Volga Region have connected two pipeline sections with the total length of 22.9 km to the Buguruslan –Syzran oil trunk pipeline (OTP) in Samara Region.
The works were carried out on 16 – 19 October during a scheduled 72-hour suspension of oil transportation through the section of the Buguruslan – Syzran OTP from 0 km to Krotovka oil pumping station (PS). As part of reconstruction, employees of Buguruslan Regional Oil Pipeline Directorate (RPD) connected two newly built sections with the lengths of 5.5 km and 17.4 km to the OTP.
Reconstruction of these sections of the Buguruslan – Syzran OTP began in April 2018. During this time, the following works were performed: welding and installation, pipe insulation and laying, excavation, hydraulic testing, BGT tool analysis of the new sections, laying of route electrochemical protection lines, installation of manholes and instrumentation racks.
In addition, a 3.71 km long supply oil pipeline from the Bavly – Kuibyshev OTP was connected to Novokuibyshev Refinery during this period. The work was carried out during a planned shutdown at the Krotovka – Novokuibyshev Refinery section. At the same time, newly built sections of Krotovka PS’s process pipelines were connected.
The works were performed by employees of central maintenance divisions of Samara RPD and Buguruslan RPD.
The sections were connected within the integrated technical upgrading, revamping, and overhaul programme. The main objective was to ensure accident-free operation and environmental safety of Transneft Volga Region's oil trunk pipeline system.
Oil transportation via the oil trunk pipelines was resumed within the planned deadlines.