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Orenburgneft improves pipeline safety by 44%

Orenburgneft improves pipeline safety by 44%

Orenburg, October 16 - Neftegaz.RU. Specialists of Orenburgneft, a subsidiary of Rosneft, have reduced the number of field pipeline failures by 44% in 6 years.

At that, the remedial action costs for such failures have been decreased by over RUB 120 million. To achieve such high performance, a whole range of measures were implemented, including diagnostics, replacement and repair of pipelines, as well as anticorrosion inhibition.

Accident-free operation of production facilities is one of the priorities of the Rosneft-2022 strategy and a key objective for the company in all areas of operation. As one of the leaders of the global energy industry, Rosneft supports advanced initiatives of the global community and introduces technologies related to the protection and preservation of the environment.

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are used to prevent pipeline decompression and monitor the situation at Orenburgneft’s fields. Approximately 330 000 km of pipelines have been examined through UAVs in the recent 3 years. The monthly volume of pipeline patrolling with the use of UAVs amounts to 12 000-20 000 km.

The total length of the pipelines under operation by Orenburgneft exceeds 9 000 km. Annual industrial safety diagnostics and audits cover up to 30% of the operating stock. The total volume of pipeline reconstruction, capital and routine repairs reaches 100 km per year. As part of Rosneft’s large-scale Pipeline Safety Enhancing programme for 2020-2025, Orenburgneft provides for the replacement of more than 500 km of pipelines, which is about 5.5% of the operating stock.

Orenburgneft’s operations include 181 license areas and 174 fields. Since the start of commercial operation in 1937, the accumulated production at Orenburgneft’s fields has exceeded 630 million tonnes of oil.

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