On 18-19 April 2017, Transneft Siberia saw a surveillance audit for compliance with international energy, environmental and occupational safety management standards.
Auditors of DQS international certification authority regularly review performance of the company’s main business units. This year, the audit took place at the Tobolsk Oil Trunk Pipeline Directorate (OTPD), namely in one of its business units – the Uvat line operation dispatcher station (LODS), and at the executive office.
The auditor highly praised the company’s achievements in the field of energy management, occupational and environmental safety. She also noted that no occurrence of workplace injuries, occupational diseases and accidents involving the business unit’s technical devices was registered at the Tobolsk OTPD from the time of the previous audit, which proved the high level of safety at the business unit. Apart from that, not a single incident entailed environmental damage. To improve the industrial practices, drive employee motivation for compliance with the occupational safety requirements, a procedure for “Best occupational safety business unit,” the “Occupational safety day” was elaborated. By results of the event the business unit employees who gained first place were given a premium to the regular rate.
While implementing the energy saving and energy efficiency enhancement programme in 2016, the company was able to save substantial energy resources, which also contributed to reduced atmospheric emissions. Such indicators became possible due to higher efficiency of the pump equipment and motors, optimised auxiliary power costs. Utilisation of the automated PCSs revealed the trend for elimination of idling equipment.
The auditor’s opinion highly praised the research performed in 2017 and related to environmental monitoring and analysis of natural reproduction cycle for bioresources of the Taz river area at the junction with the Zapolyarye-Purpe oil pipeline, and studying deer migration paths in the areas where the pipeline crosses the tundra above the ground.
It was noted in the audit that the processes and operations implemented by Transneft Siberia in occupational, environmental safety and energy efficiency matched the policy of Transneft and met the international standards.