Transneft Upper Volga Conducts Tactical Drills on Elimination of Simulated Oil Spill in Vladimir Region

Date of publication: 24 December 2019

Transneft Upper Volga has conducted tactical drills (TD) at the Gorky – Novki oil trunk pipeline (OTP) of the Vtorovo booster pump station (BPS) located in Kameshkovo District of Irkutsk Region.

The drills were conducted as part of the learning practice, during which the performance of the regional territorial subsystem of the Russian Unified Emergency Rescue Service of Vladimir Region and ensuring fire and water bodies safety in 2019 were summed up.

The event was attended by Ruslan Blinov, Deputy Acting Head of the Main Office of the EMERCOM of Russia for Vladimir Region, a colonel, Transneft Upper Volga Management and representatives of regional administration, legislative assembly of the region and the municipalities of Vladimir Region.

According to the drill scenario, simulated oil release was detected by the Vtorovo BPS personnel at the 214.5 km of the Gorky – Novki OTP during a routine inspection. The reason was a “loss of containment” of oil pipeline due to corrosion damage.

After receiving the first signals, emergency respond teams of the Vtorovo BPS emergency service, contractual fire guard unit of the station, as well as fire guard units of the territorial garrisons of the EMERCOM of Russia in Vladimir Region arrived at the release point. Containment and elimination of the consequences of the incident as well as oil spill ignition activities were organised cooperatively with the station’s personnel.