On the photo (left to right): Deputy Director of Security Department at Transneft, Vitaly Komlev; Director of Security Department at Transneft, Marina Zuikova; Vice President of Transneft, Vladimir Rushailo; Director General of Transneft Kama Region, Robert Galiev.
On 12 and 13 April 2017, Kazan hosted a training and methodology meeting with heads of security business units from the entities of Transneft and Transneft Security Services.
The main topics included a review of activities aimed at ensuring the security and anti-terror protection of the Company’s facilities and Transneft subsidiaries as well as at identifying the key areas and relevant objectives for the near future.
The participants mentioned special significance of the activities aimed at ensuring the security of Transneft. The Company transports more than 90% of all crude produced in Russia, being an important link in assuring the stable economic development of the nation and reinforcement of its international reputation. “The national leadership’s focus on the security of the Company’s facilities is caused by existing threats to the fuel and energy infrastructure,” emphasized Vice President Vladimir Rushailo.
Meeting participants agreed that further improvement of respective regulatory framework is an important prerequisite for a better protection of facilities involved in crude oil and petroleum products transportation. In 2014–2016, Transneft specialists were involved in developing the draft federal bill “On trunk pipeline transport of crude oil and petroleum products as well as on amending certain regulatory acts of the Russian Federation.” As of today, this document has been included in the law-drafting activities of the Russian government for 2017.
The Company’s business units have implemented a range of organizational measures and practical activities aimed at ensuring a safe and resilient operation of the systems of trunk pipeline transport of crude oil and petroleum products as well as the continuity of business processes. A departmental security entity founded in 2014 provides physical protection of trunk pipeline facilities. Presently, Transneft Security is through with the fledging period, it has shown its worth as a stable system able to protect the industrial and process assets of the Company and its entities.
A key stage in developing the integrated security system was establishing an anti-terror security commission to protect the facilities of Transneft and its subsidiaries. The Commission’s key mission is developing efficient measures to assure the security of the Company’s fuel and energy assets as well as the personnel at Transneft subsidiaries. As of today, the total of 31 commissions function at Transneft entities.
The training and methodology meeting resulted in the development of measures to improve the operation of security units and to address issues of general and anti-terror security of the Company’s and its subsidiaries’ facilities, and also to prevent criminal inroads upon the protected sites.
The participants outlined the following main objectives:
- Preventing unlawful interference with the operation of trunk pipelines, including terrorism;
- Eliminating thefts of crude oil and petroleum products;
- Reinforcing the HR potential and improving the professional training of employees in security business units.
Overall, 300 cases of illegal tapping into trunk pipelines were detected in 2016, including 230 cases of illegal tapping into petroleum product trunk pipelines.
In total, security and departmental security business units terminated 38 crude oil and petroleum product thefts from trunk pipelines in 2016, both independently and in concert with law-enforcement agencies. They detained 124 perpetrators and 26 trucks with stolen crude and petroleum products, and seized more than 10,000 tonnes of crude and petroleum products.
The law-enforcement authorities filed 259 criminal cases over thefts of crude and petroleum products and prosecuted 111 perpetrators (62 of them were sentenced to real imprisonment terms).
In the photo: participants of the training and methodology meeting for Transneft subsidiaries and Transneft Security