Vol. 7 3, 2017


Article name, authors, abstract and keyword

Industry development


One step ahead of today

Natalya N. Sukhorukova a

a Pipeline Transport Institute, LLC (Transneft R&D, LLC), 47a, Sevastopolskiy prospect, Moscow, 117186, Russian Federation

Abstract: On May 16, the second meeting of the Committee on the problems of the main hydrocarbon transportation at the section Safety of Oil and Gas Facilities of the Scientific and Technical Council of Rostekhnadzor was held at Transneft R&D LLC. The committee resolved to start work on the implementation of the target program High-reliability pipeline transportation of oil and oil products. It is supposed to become a kind of a pilot project to be joined by other pipeline operators, or to be used as an example to supply a general program High-reliability pipeline transport in Russia.


At the beginning of glorious deeds

Valentin N. Komaritsa a, Natalya N. Sukhorukova a

a Pipeline Transport Institute, LLC (Transneft R&D, LLC), 47a, Sevastopolskiy prospect, Moscow, 117186, Russian Federation

Abstract: A. S. Dzhardzhimanov is an outstanding worker of the oil industry, a winner of the USSR Council of Ministers Prize, a holder of the Badge of Honor order, the Veteran of Labor medal, and many industry awards. He had worked in the system of main pipelines for 30 years; since 1975 he worked in the central office of Glavtransneft. Alexander Sergeyevich shared with the readers of our journal how the companys technology was perfected, thus helping to preserve the unity of the main pipeline transport in the difficult times when the historical epochs changed and the oil industry was restructured, told about his professional development and shared little-known facts from the history of Transneft.

The strength and durability of pipe steels


On the role of construction and metallurgic defects in destruction failure of main pipelines

Airat R. Khafizov a, Maria N. Nazarova b, Andrey N. Tsenev b, Nikolay K. Tsenev a, c

a Ufa State Petroleum Technological University, 1, Kosmonavtov St., Ufa, 450062, Russian Federation
b The Mining University, 2, 21st Line, St Petersburg, 199106, Russian Federation
c Research and Development center of pipeline transportation Transneft R&D LLC (STC Transneft R&D), 144/3 Oktyabrya prospect, 450055, Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russian Federation

Abstract: The paper considers typical examples of depressurization of coils of long-operated sections of pipelines. An example of an incident was considered when, during the construction of a pipeline, crowns of excavator teeth left impact on the coil. Despite such a construction and installation defect, the coil was operated for almost 40 years. There were defined conditions for fatigue fractures by means of experiments and with the use of twodimensional calculated finite element model of 6016 PLANE 2 elements, designed to analyze stress distribution in regions with significant gradients. The features of the crack process development were investigated in the case of formation of an extended cavity in the zone of the pipe welded butts displacement and with a use of a reinforcing cover as the coil repair element.

Keywords: construction defects, repair defects, metallurgic defects, pipeline destruction.



Justified choice of repeated test interval as a guarantee of faultless pipeline operation

Yury V. Lisin a, Dmitriy A. Neganov a, Viktor M. Varshitsky a

a Pipeline Transport Institute, LLC (Transneft R&D, LLC), 47a, Sevastopolskiy prospect, Moscow, 117186, Russian Federation

Abstract: The paper shows the analysis of modern approaches to performance of repeated hydraulic tests to ensure the integrity of operated pipelines with growing fissure-like defects and corrosion induced defects. Advantages and disadvantages of different approaches are listed. A possible damaging effect of hydraulic testing is mentioned to be related to a probable crack initiation of pre-critical defects. The number of such cases is insignificant, as only defects within a limited range may be crackinitiated without degradation at the preset pressure. If the defect size exceeds the range, the defect shall be detected; if its size does not meet the range, the defect shall be damped. The article shows that choosing pressure of hydraulic tests depending on the actual cycle of operating pressure, corrosion rate, characteristics of the pipe metal impact strength and cyclic crack resistance, and the value of operating pressure provides a required interval of repeated tests.

Keywords: hydraulic tests, operating pressure, bearing capacity, cycling crack resistance.


Building, operation and maintenance of pipeline systems for oil and oil products storage and transport


Issue of anti-turbulent additives degradation in pipelines for raw hydrocarbons

Rustam G. Shagiev a, Asgat G. Gumerov a, Larisa P. Khudyakova b

a Centre of Oil and Gas Technologies and New Materials, Institute of Strategic Research of Republic of Bashkortostan, 129/3, Prospect Oktyabrya, Ufa, 450075, Russian Federation
b Research and Development center of pipeline transportation Transneft R&D LLC (STC Transneft R&D), 144/3 Oktyabrya prospect, 450055, Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russian Federation

Abstract: The paper presents a mathematical model of ATA degradation kinetics in an oil pipeline developed with taking into account the threshold for the degradation termination and the molecular mass distribution function of macromolecules, as well as the dependence of the rate of degradation on the flow velocity, the geometric parameters of the pipeline, and the physical and chemical parameters of raw hydrocarbons. Model parameters were identified on the basis of experimental data obtained at one of the regimes at a constant concentration of the additive. Predictive estimates on other regimes showed a satisfactory correspondence of the theory to the actual situation, which is the first evidence that the mathematical model is adequate.

Keywords: anti-turbulent additives, degradation, degradation termination threshold, testing, mathematical model.



Evaluation of the pipe processing effect on the properties of large diameter metal pipes of strength class K56

Grigory V. Nesterov a, Evgeny P. Studenov a, Dmitry A. Gavrilov a

a Pipeline Transport Institute, LLC (Transneft R&D, LLC), 47a, Sevastopolskiy prospect, Moscow, 117186, Russian Federation

Abstract: In this paper, we present the results of experimental studies on the effect of cold metal deformation on a change in the initial mechanical properties of metal during manufacture of large diameter longitudinal welded pipes of strength class K56 using various molding schemes. Samples were cut of different areas in the sheet metal and from the corresponding zones of pipes made from this sheet metal for the purpose of evaluating the effect of pipe processing on the mechanical and viscosity and plasticity properties of the metal. Changes in the properties of the metal was assessed on the basis of results of tensile testing of flat full thickness samples and impact testing of samples with a V-notch.

Keywords: sheet metal, pipe billet, molding, pipe processing.



Efficiency evaluation of technologies for modification of polymeric materials for technical means of oil products supply

Yury N. Rybakov a, Sergey I. Chirikov a, Aleksandr V. Dedov a, Sergey V. Larionov b

a FAE The 25th State Research Institute of Himmotology of Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, 10, Molodogvardeyskaya St., Moscow, 121467, Russian Federation
b Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (National Research University), 65 Leninsky Prospekt, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation

Abstract: The study shows directions of using technical means of petroleum products supply on the basis of polymeric materials in the absence or with limited availability of transportation communications. An assessment of the main drawbacks and limitations in the use of technical means of petroleum products supply is given on the basis of nitrile rubber. The main approaches to development and modification of promising polymeric materials are indicated. There are considered features of the methods of formulation, chemical and physical modification.
An experimental assessment of efficiency of the use of various technologies is provided for modification of polymers used in the production of technical means. The optimal irradiation time and the distance between the polymer and the irradiation source during the radiation modification are determined.

Keywords: modification, polymer, permeability, fuel resistance.



Technical and economic limits to the application of the horizontal direction drilling method in the construction of underwater transitions of main pipelines

Dinar R. Vafin a, Aleksey N. Sapsay b, Dmitry A. Shatalov a

a Pipeline Transport Institute, LLC (Transneft R&D, LLC), 47a, Sevastopolskiy prospect, Moscow, 117186, Russian Federation
a Transneft, 57, Bolshaya Polyanka, Moscow, 119180, Russian Federation

Abstract: The application of horizontal directional drilling (HDD) method is widespread in the world practice for construction of underwater passages of main pipelines. In order to assess its economic and technological feasibility, conditions of construction on more than 100 underwater passages were analyzed. Draft power of drilling rigs while dragging the pipeline are considered in order to determine the maximum possible length of an underwater passage for each size of the pipeline. Based on the results of consideration of technical and economic aspects of the pipeline route construction, there were introduced technical and economic limitations of the HDD method application for the construction of underwater passages of main pipelines.

Keywords: horizontal directional drilling, underwater passage, main pipeline, emergency situation, technical and economic limitations.


Economy and management


On specific taxation aspects of the activities of Transneft system organizations at the regional level

Pavel Y. Serikov a, Natalya G. Kobceva a, Aleksey V. Popov b

a Transneft, 57, Bolshaya Polyanka Str., Moscow, 119180, Russian Federation
a Transneft Finance, LLC, 24 Vavilova Str., bldg. 1, Moscow, 119334, Russian Federation

Abstract: An impact of the activities of Transneft system organizations (TSO) on the development of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation is considered in the article, and the role of tax transfers in the formation of regional and local budgets is analyzed. It is shown how the volume and structure of tax payments have changed during 20122016, with the factors affecting the amount of tax transfers analyzed. Specific taxation aspects of TSO production activities are considered. A consideration is given on the influence of both the tariff policy pursued by the state in relation to natural monopolies in the sphere of oil and oil products transportation through main pipelines and the state tax policy leading o the redistribution of tax payments. The relationship between the reduction of investment opportunities of natural monopolies and the reduction of revenues to the regional budgets from the income tax are described.

Keywords: Transneft system organization (TSO), tax policy, income tax, consolidated group of taxpayers, property tax, the state tariff policy.


Materials and equipment


Application of inertial navigation systems for in-line inspection

Maksim Y. Kiryanov a, Vyacheslav V. Orlov a

a Transneft Diascan, JSC, 7 Kuybysheva Str., Lukhovitsy, Moscow Region, 140501, Russian Federation

Abstract: The review part of the article provides theoretical bases of inertial navigation describes the design and operation of modern inertial navigation systems (INS) of various types, their comparative advantages and disadvantages, and gives the parameters characterizing the INS accuracy class. The methodical part considers the application of INS in in-line inspection on the example of a practical implementation of the method for calculating navigation parameters in profilers and fault detectors to determine the position of the pipeline of Transneft Diascan JSC.
The emphasis is made on the necessity of performing the INS pre-launch orientation, as well as on the geodetic correction of the calculated route using the global navigation satellite system. The problems associated with measuring the bend radius and moving the pipeline are described. The results of implementation of the strap down inertial navigation system (BINS) of high accuracy in Transneft Diascan JSC are given.

Keywords: inertial navigation system, BINS, gyroscope, in-line inspection.


Commodity-transport operations and metrological support


Monitoring of processes of oil mixture and flow traffic generation in the main oil pipeline system

Anton A. Shmatkov a, Yulia N. Oludina a, Alla A. Grishakova b

a Pipeline Transport Institute, LLC (Transneft R&D, LLC), 47a, Sevastopolskiy prospect, Moscow, 117186, Russian Federation
b Transneft, 57, Bolshaya Polyanka, Moscow, 119180, Russian Federation

Abstract: The article discusses a monitoring algorithm for processes of oil mixture and an approach to calculation of its quality indicators distribution in flow traffic. The mixture process monitoring algorithm consists of several components: a forecast calculation of the oil quality indicators, an analysis of their change, detected deviations between the forecast calculation and actual data, provided recommendations on avoiding deviations. The forecast calculation is conventionally divided into a longterm and short-term ones. The task of the long-term forecasting of quality indicators is reduced to a solution of the classical transportation problem. The present-day scientific sources do not describe setting a task of short-term forecasting of oil quality indicators, and as a consequence, there are no acceptable ways to solve the problem. The task of short-term forecasting of quality indicators can be reduced to a dynamic transportation task with delays, which, when solved, will increase the accuracy and reduce the difficulty making short-term forecast calculations due them being automated.

Keywords: oil, monitoring, oil mixture, flow traffic generation, quality indicators.


Automatics, telemechanics & comm


Modernization of leak detection system at MOL product pipelines

Ferenc Péterfalvi a

a MOL Group, 18, Október huszonharmadika ulica, Budapest, 1117, Hungary

Abstract: This article describes the real-life case of the whole journey that MOL Logistics had to take to achieve a properly functioning pipeline leak detection system in a brownfield environment. Taking into account strengths and weaknesses of the available technologies, the pipeline characteristics and the operational circumstances the expert team decided to apply pressure wave method as the main principle and specified the new system performance expectations. Based on the test results the performance of the new system had met the expectations which at the same time means we have reached the technical limits of this method.

Keywords: operation supervision system, leak detection system, pressure wave method, performance metrics, pressure measurement, resolution


The strength and durability of pipe steels


Oil theft from product pipelines Europe

J. Tiratsoo a

a Tiratsoo Technical, Department of Great Southern Press, Beaconsfield, UK

Abstract: However, starting in 2011, a new trend has begun to emerge, with product theft events being reported in several areas of Europe, including in countries that had hitherto not been affected. Concawe found that its reporting system for pipeline spillages was not providing a complete picture of the scale of product theft, since it only captured theft events that resulted in a spill.

Overview of scientific periodicals


Issue for metal science and structural reliability of engineering constructions

Valentin N. Komaritsa a

a Pipeline Transport Institute, LLC (Transneft R&D, LLC), 47a, Sevastopolskiy prospect, Moscow, 117186, Russian Federation

Abstract: We continue to acquaint our readers with scientific periodicals on significant issues of pipeline transport and related fields of science, which may be of interest to Russian scientists and specialists.