“Transneft” has stopped oil from the main field of “Rosneft”

Rosneft since March 1, stopped the delivery of oil in system “Transneft” with the Vankor field, which accounts for 4% of Russian oil production in connection with the accident. About it reports “Interfax” with reference to the Advisor to the President of Transneft press Secretary Igor Demin.

“We have no official information about what happened on the oil pipeline Vankor — Purpe. We can’t say about the nature of the damage. The change in our system from the pipeline ceased on March 1,” — leads the Agency of his word.

Demin said that “Rosneft” informed “Transneft” about the termination of delivery of oil from March 1 for approximately 24 hours due to unexpected stop of the pipeline. “Today, they informed us that tomorrow during the day they will try to run the pipe,” he added.

The representative of Rosneft said that tomorrow will be eliminated the consequences of the accident and will resume supply of oil in the pipeline, and while the oil stored in the tank farm. “In coordination with “Transneft” solved questions on replacement volumes due to the accumulated reserves”, — stated in the message of the company.

Earlier “Rosneft” reported that as a result of accidental interruption in the supply of electricity to the main pipeline Vankor-Purpe occurred a malfunction in the transfer pumps. The resultant water hammer has led to depressurization of the pipeline at two points and the oil spill.

The press service noted that the area of the spill in two minor points, in total 100 sqm On the first point, it is expected that repair work will be completed today, the second — during the day. Threats to the environment is not assured in the company.

The Vankor oil and gas field — the largest of the fields discovered and commissioned in Russia for the last twenty-five years. Located in the North of Eastern Siberia in the Turukhansk district of the Krasnoyarsk territory in 142 km from the town of Igarka. Its area amounts to $ 416.5 sq km Initial recoverable reserves in the Vankor field as of 1 January 2014 amounted to 500 million tons of oil and condensate, and 182 billion cubic meters of gas.