Emergency response drill (ERD) for the cases of emergency at oil trunk pipeline facilities was held in the Lensk Regional Oil Pipeline Directorate (ROPD), a branch of Transneft East. The ERD site is Lensk NPS 12, a facility of East Siberia Pacific Ocean oil trunk pipeline (ESPO OTP).
The event was attended by employees of the line maintenance division of the Central Maintenance Division (CMD), a professional emergency response business units; employees of automated technology management services; mechanical engineers, electricians, specialists of Lensk NPS 12 transport service - the total of 98 persons. 24 equipment units, 1,330 m of booms and 4 units of loading equipment were used.
Pursuant to the regulations, 9 introductions were developed for ERD. The emergencies The emergencies in the model included any failures and breakdowns that are possible in the course of operation of a hazardous production facility.
One of the introductions on elimination of the failure involving oil surfacing to the water in the absence of ice formation was trained in the underwater crossing of the Nyuya River (1,467.78 km of the linear portion of ESPO OTP, DN 1220 mm). Three business units – Talakan CMD, Lensk NPS 12, and Chapaevo NPS 13, were involved in the drill.
The commission comprising representatives of Transneft UW Service gave a positive assessment of the teams’ operation and noted the well-concerted actions of personnel from Transneft East emergency rescue units and emergency operation units. In addition, the employees’ efficient teamwork in technological operations in all of repair and refurbishment worn envisaged in ERD Program was noted.
The assessment of drills confirms that Transneft East business units are ready for prompt and correct response to emergencies in potentially possible conditions.