Eastern Siberia – Pacific Ocean oil pipeline’s operation not affected by Yakutia floods

Date of publication: 16 May 2018 Print


A challenging flood situation in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) hasn’t affected operations of production facilities at the Eastern Siberia – Pacific Ocean oil trunk pipeline.

To ensure safety of stop valve units and sections of the ESPO pipeline, employees of central line maintenance divisions of Lensk and Neryungri regional oil pipeline directorates are performing round-the-clock monitoring and additionally conducting on-site inspections at locations characterised by the highest flood risk.

The Republic of Sakha (RS) is one of the largest regions hosting Transneft East’s oil pipeline infrastructure. Altogether, there are 1,467 km of line portion of the Eastern Siberia – Pacific Ocean oil pipeline and nearly a score of production facilities located in RS (Yakutia).

In RS (Yakutia), the ESPO pipeline crosses more than 20 major rivers and 123 brooks. Curently, such big Yakutian rivers as the Dzherba, the Nyuya, the Aldan, the Lena and the Amur River in Amur Region are the focus of attention. Presently, water level in these watercources does not exceed critical points.

It is noteworthy that Transneft East prepares its  oil pipelines’ line portion, onsite facilities and stop valves for autumn and spring flood seasons each year. Professionals of oil pumping stations and line maintenance divisions strengthen the portions’ borders, arrange water drainage and regularly inspect territory both from the ground and from air.

Year-round monitoring of the Eastern Siberia – Pacific Ocean oil pipeline’s technical condition, which guarantees uninterrupted crude oil supply from fields of Western and Eastern Siberia towards the Russian Far East, is Transneft East’s  core line of business.

Transneft East Press Service