To ensure the environmental safety of crude oil production there is a set of technical, technological and organizational measures being implemented at JSC TATNEFT to provide for stable and reliable operation of the oil field facilities.
Application of corrosion-resistant pipes as well as the use of inhibitory and electrochemical corrosion protection exercise significant influence on improving the reliability of the equipment at the Company’s oil field facilities. 425 km of corrosion-resistant pipes and 2,328.9 tons of corrosion inhibitors were produced at JSC TATNEFT in the first half of 2013.
Cathodic protection was installed at 124 wells and electrochemical protection was provided for 270.9 km of pipelines, as well as corrosion protection was performed for inner surface of 7 vertical steel tanks.
Particular attention is paid to monitoring the state of the environmental situation in the area of the Joint Stock Company activities, preventing and reducing the negative environmental impact of crude oil production on all the components of the ecosystem. As a result of implementing measures to protect water bodies the chloride and petroleum products content in the major rivers of the oil-producing region of the Republic is stably maintained within the established limits. During the first half of 2013 there were made 4,150 sample analyses of surface water pools and drinking water sources.
Control of the atmospheric air of the settlements located in the area of JSC TATNEFT activities is carried out in accordance with the approved schedule. 5,685 air sample analyses were performed during the first half of the year.
High efficiency of the environmental measures implemented by the Company in the region activities is confirmed by prestigious awards. At the outcome of the federal contest “100 best companies in Russia. Ecology and Environmental Management”, the results of which were summarized in the first half of 2013, JSC TATNEFT once again became the winner. Among the winners of the contest there were also two enterprises of the petrochemical complex: JSC “Nizhnekamskshina” and OOO “Nizhnekamsk Truck Tires Factory”. The high reward – honorary badge “Environmentalist of the Year” was presented to Shafagat Takhautdinov, the Company’s General Director.