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Rosneft Improves Pipeline Reliability

18 January 2022

Specialists from Samotlorneftegaz and RN-BashNIPIneft (enterprises of Rosneft Oil Company), in cooperation with BP, have developed unique software to protect in-field pipelines from internal corrosion. Based on the physical and chemical features of the pumped liquid and corrosion monitoring statistics, the software provides for assessing the current state of the pipeline, calculating the internal corrosion rate, determining its type, and recommending measures with capital and operating cost expenses.

In order to achieve the best performance and the strategic goal in environmental protection defined in the Rosneft 2022 Strategy, the Company improves approaches to environmental management, increases the scale of environmental measures and the necessary investments for these purposes.

By now, the software has been used to analyse more than 280 km of oilfield pipelines at the Samotlor field. The new technology has halved the time it takes to assess the condition of the pipeline fleet. Savings from the implementation of those measures amounted to 70 million roubles.

The new technology of Samotlorneftegaz, which received a state certificate of intellectual property rights registration, is a logical continuation of the enterprise’s efforts to digitise its production processes. Further software functionality will be extended to automate the data entry process and improve the efficiency of measures to protect pipelines against internal corrosion.

Note for Editors:

Samotlorneftegaz JSC is a major production enterprise of Rosneft Oil Company and the largest industrial facility in the Nizhnevartovsk area. Apart from the Samotlor field (the commercial development of which began in 1969), the enterprise is developing Gun-Yeganskoye, Tyumenskoye, Malochernogorskoye, Uzunskoye, Vostochno-Tyumenskoye, Lor-Yeganskoye and Novomolodezhnoye fields. The total acreage of the license areas stands at some 3,000 square kilometres. The enterprise’s cumulative production is over 2.8 billion tonnes of oil and 400 billion cubic metres of gas.

Information Division
January 18, 2022

Keywords: Environmental news 2022