System for Prevention and Elimination of Emergency Situations Caused by Oil Spills
The system for the prevention and elimination of emergencies caused by oil and oil products spills, protection of communities and environment from their harmful effects is carried out in two main areas: action plan for engineering, technical and organizational measures to improve the reliability of production equipment, timely detection of oil spills and minimizing losses, as well as prompt response measures.
Irreducible reserves of material resources have been created, including reserves for elimination of oil and oil products spills at water bodies, there are 2,298 meters of booms, 16 skimmers available. In the oil and gas production departments of the Company, non-standard emergency rescue teams have been formed and certified by the departmental certification commission eligible to perform work on the containment and elimination of oil spills and gas hazardous operations.
In order to prevent surface watercourses (rivers) and water reservoirs (storage reservoirs) from polluting with oil, 512 stationary oil-catchers (SOC), booms, bio ponds are maintained.
In 2019, an accident took place at a hazardous production facility of PJSC TATNEFT. The cause of the accident was a defect in the pipeline.
In accordance with the emergency response plan, an examination was run to identify any presence of oily liquid in the adjacent territory. All of the contaminated soil was trucked away to be disposed of and the land plot was reclaimed. Quick gathering of petroleum products prevented environment from being polluted.