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OIL SPILL CONTROL CASPIAN: ONSHORE AND OFFSHORE Conference in Baku, Azerbaijan is over
November 28. OIL SPILL CONTROL CASPIAN: ONSHORE AND OFFSHORE Conference in Baku, Azerbaijan is over.

The second day of the conference developed into an extensive technical and operational excellence experience exchange. During the Environmental safety of oil and gas infrastructure session Yury Bezrodny, Head of Environmental Safety Monitoring and Design, Lukoil Engineering, VolgogradNIPImorneft talked about the history and the latest developments in industrial and environmental safety for offshore North Caspian fields licensed to Lukoil-Nizhnevolzhskneft. Alexander Prokazin, Technical Director of Polyinform presented a number of cutting edge solutions developed by this Skolkovo resident, including the latest oil destruction bacterial stamms and non-intrusive diagnostics and monitoring solutions for non-piggable field flowlines. Deputy Commercial Director of Pipeline Systems and Technologies Sergey Lepota described their latest grid resistance measurement based corrosion monitoring tool.

The Best Practices for Environmental Risk Assessment Session was also very well received. Regional Representative for Europe and the Caspian Region, Oil Spill Response Limited Marta Januszewska talked about the latest developments and the best international practices in tiered preparedness and response to oil spills. Environmental Engineer of Absheron Operating Company Anar Badalov described on the issues of Environmental safety activities of the company.

The presentation of Shaukat Bakiyev, Head of Environmental Safety and HSE, Offshore Projects Development, Gazprom Neft on environmental risk management processes and practices at Prirazlomnoe offshore field was one of the key papers at the conference drawing top level response from the audience.

The last session of the Conference was Oil Spill Prevention for Ports and Shipping. Speakers of session: Environmental Engineer of the Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Sabir Kerimzade, Head of Environmental Safety Division of the Odessa Sea Port Authority Vitaliy Volokhov and Director of the Globus Centre for Environmental and Legal Initiative Galina Chernova.

All speakers expressed their gratitude to the organisers and were looking forward to the event next year. The event was traditionally supported by the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Azerbaijan and State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic.

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