TNK-BP has completed its preparations for the fire season in East Siberia and Tyumen Region within the framework of an integrated industrial safety program to be implemented at all facilities of the Company in summer.
Vercknechonskneftegas, the company responsible for development of the Verkhnechonskoe field in Irkutsk Region, has arranged for round-the-clock monitoring of the situation by Federal Geological Fund experts using online feeds from two satellites. In 2012 the Company spent more than 65 mln rubles on implementation of an integrated fire safety system.
TNK-Uvat, the operator of Uvat Fields in Tyumen Region, has also confirmed that it is fully prepared for the fire season. All fire-fighting tools and equipment have been checked and found to be in good working order, and the company's personnel have completed theoretical and practical training courses. Federal Fire Service employees keep 24x7 watches at all Uvat Project fields.
"TNK-BP has put in place a set of measures to assure that its industrial facilities remain safe throughout the fire season, including steps designed both to prevent fires from spreading and prepare all relevant services and employees for liquidation of possible incidents. By the beginning of the season, all facilities of the Company will go on high alert in compliance with the most stringent international fire safety standards," said Viacheslav Kurenkov, Department Director, Health and Safety.