Transneft Far East, LLC, has equipped two PS (oil pump stations) with units for drag reducing additives insertion

Date of publication: 26 December 2017 Print

Transneft Far East, transporting oil through the second phase of Eastern Siberia – Pacific Ocean oil trunk pipeline (ESPO-2), has finished equipping two oil pump stations (PS) of the pipeline with units for drag reducing additives (DRA) insertion.

Insertion of the national additive is performed at units УПН-100/10 made at Transneftemash Factory of Velikiye Luki.

Platforms of PIG traps of PS No. 24 and 30 are provided with the units for DRA insertion. The works were conducted in accordance with the Development Programme of Transneft for the purpose of increasing the amount of oil transportation to the refineries of Russian Far East and the markets of Asia-Pacific Region countries.

Commissioning of PS-29, performed earlier this month, and application of drag reducing additives at PS-24 and PS-30 will make it possible to increase the capacity of ESPO-2 oil pipeline in 2018 from 36 million tons to 38 million tons a year.

In 2020 using the drag reducing additives at ESPO-2 (together with increasing efficiency by means of replacing rotors of 40 main pump units at the functioning PS and commissioning of new stations No. 23, 26 and 32) will allow increasing the amount of raw hydrocarbons pumping up to 50 million tons a year. The DRA will be installed at PS No. 21, 24, 27 and 32.

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The length of ESPO-2 is equal to 2,047 km, the pipeline route passes through the territory of four Far East regions: Khabarovsk Territory, Primorie Territory, Jewish Autonomous Region and Amur Region.  Now an offshoot from ESPO to the refinery in Komsomolsk-on-Amur is under construction. The new line’s length is 293 km.