Transneft Far East Performs Scheduled Works at ESPO-2 Oil Trunk Pipeline

Date of publication: 21 September 2020

Transneft Far East has performed scheduled repairs at Phase II of the Eastern Siberia — Pacific Ocean pipeline system (ESPO-2).

Repairs and preventive maintenance measures along the line and at site facilities of ESPO-2 in the section from Skovorodino (Amur Region) to the Kozmino oil port (Primorye Territory) and within the pipeline offshoot from the ESPO to the Komsomolsk Refinery were carried out during a planned 72-hour shutdown of crude oil transportation via pipelines.

On the line, the current repair of the stop valve units in the area of responsibility of the Dalnerechensk RPD was carried out. At 15 oil pumping stations (OPS), located in Jewish Autonomous and Amur Regions, Khabarovsk and Primorye Territories, maintenance and current repair of mechanical equipment were carried out, and automatic fire-extinguishing systems, automation and protection systems were checked. In addition, all the 60 mainline pumps ensuring oil transportation via ESPO-2 and the oil pipeline offshoot were tested for compliance with 50 parameters, including temperature and vibration level.

The Belogorsk, Khabarovsk and Dalnerechensk central maintenance divisions and personnel of oil the pumping stations (178 people in total) took part in the planned works. 236 special-purpose vehicles and equipment pieces were used.

The goal was a complex check of the automation systems and planned preventive maintenance of the equipment to ensure uninterrupted functioning of operating facilities.

Transportation of crude oil via Phase II of the Eastern Siberia — Pacific Ocean trunk pipeline and the pipeline offshoot to the Komsomolsk Refinery was resumed as planned and within the set timeframe.

Transneft Far East Press Service