Transneft Western Siberia Upgrades Operational Infrastructure

Date of publication: 13 July 2021
Transneft Western Siberia has received a positive conclusion from the Federal Autonomous Establishment State Expert Appraisal Authority (FAI Glavgosexpertiza) for revamping the Tatarskaya – Barabinsk section of the Omsk – Sokur petroleum products trunk pipeline (PPTP).

The works will be carried out as per the technical upgrading and revamping programme for Transneft Western Siberia’s operating facilities for 2020–2023. A pipe with a total length of 26 km will be replaced within Kuybyshev and Barabinsk Districts of Novosibirsk Region.

The new pipeline section will be laid in parallel to the existing ones at a standard distance in accordance with regulatory requirements. To ensure the safe and reliable operation of the PPTP, a longitudinal electric-welded pipe made of sheet steel with a high load limit will be used. Compliance of the selected pipes with the bearing loads during construction and operation is confirmed by strength calculations.

In accordance with the project, specialists will install new main and auxiliary equipment for electrochemical protection, telemechanics and power supply at the replaced section of the PPTP. The revamping of the Omsk – Sokur PPTP section is carried to increase the reliability of the company’s petroleum products pumping system, as well as to ensure a high level of industrial and environmental safety. The estimated safe operation period of the petroleum products pipeline section planned for replacement will be more than 30 years.

The design documentation was prepared by Giprotruboprovod Institute for Trunk Pipeline Design. When designing, the requirements of current regulatory documents of Transneft, federal legislation in the field of industrial, fire and environmental safety were taken into account.

For reference:
Transneft Western Siberia’s area of responsibility includes 1107 km of petroleum products trunk pipelines: the Ufa – Omsk, the Omsk – Sokur and the Sokur – Plotnikovo PPTPs. The company supplies petroleum products – gasoline and diesel fuel – via the Omsk – Sokur PPTP to the Barabinsk Workshop of the Omsk Oil Depot and the Sokur Oil Depot (Novosibirsk Region). The Sokur line operation dispatcher station located in Novosibirsk Region ships petroleum products by railway transport.
Transneft Western Siberia Press Service