Transneft Volga Region has summed up its operational results in 2019. Upgrading of operating facilities was among the priority tasks.
In 2019, the Company revamped and constructed 88.9 km of oil pipelines in Samara, Saratov and Volgograd Regions. 7 tanks were constructed and 3 were revamped, and 42 mainline pump units along with 43 electric motors were replaced at operating facilities. In total, 151 facilities were commissioned as part of the technical upgrading and revamping programme in 2019.
Large-scale revamping of the Samara site of the Samara Regional Oil Pipeline Directorate was being implemented. The works began in 2013. A new fire extinguishing pump station was put into operation, tanks designed to receive and store oil were constructed. In December, at the Samara-1 oil pumping station, an oil and petroleum products’ lease automatic custody transfer unit was introduced after technical upgrading. Technical upgrading of automated process control systems at the Druzhba-2 OPS and the Samara-2 OPS was also carried out. The Samara site project is to be completed in 2023.
Another large-scale project to revamp the capacities of Transneft Volga Region is reconstruction of the Kuybyshev – Tikhoretsk oil trunk pipeline. The work began in 2018 and will last until 2023. During 2019, five sections of the Kuybyshev – Tikhoretsk oil trunk pipeline with a total length of 62.5 km were revamped in Samara, Saratov and Volgograd Regions. In late 2019, two constructed sections with a total length of 33.7 km were connected to the oil pipeline under revamping in Saratov Region.
In the spring of 2019, acceptance of the first diesel fuel batch at the railroad loading rack of the Tinguta initial pumping station in Volgograd Region became a significant event. The railroad loading rack was put into operation in late 2018 and is part of the Yug. Stage 2 investment project.
In 2019, the territory and the facilities of the Novokuybyshevsk Central Production Service Shop were completely updated. A building for welding works, as well as a warehouse for materials and equipment, were built at the CPSS. Overhaul of the repairs and machining shop and overhaul of onsite driveways, maintenance of the checkpoint and the engineering and laboratory building were carried out.
As part of Transneft Volga Region’s overhaul programme, works at 31 facilities were completed in 2019. The goal is to restore the operational condition of the facilities and maintain a sufficient technical level of the operating equipment in compliance with the established safety standards and requirements. As part of the programme, repairs of selected defects were carried out, and storage tanks, pump units and electric motors were overhauled.
In order to ensure safe operation of the Company’s facilities, regular technical diagnostics were carried out. During the year, full diagnostics of 5 tanks, partial diagnostics of 13 tanks and monitoring of 1 tank were performed at the facilities of Transneft Volga Region. In-line inspection of 31 sections of the trunk pipelines with a total length of 2,400 km was carried out. According to the results of the inspection, Transneft Volga Region’s facilities received approvals of extension of their safe operation periods.
The Company operates in six regions of the Russian Federation: Samara, Volgograd, Saratov, Rostov, Orenburg Regions and the Republic of Tatarstan. In late 2019, Transneft Volga Region pumped over 142.8 million tonnes of oil and 4.9 million tonnes of petroleum products.