Occupational injuries at contractor (subcontractor) organizations in Russia and abroad

All accidents at contractor organizations in 2019 were fully investigated, except for a group accident at LUKOIL-Komi (a fire at oil mine No. 1 on 24 November 2019); at the time of writing the Report the investigation was still ongoing. Information about the facts and circumstances and causes of accidents and preventive measures taken was communicated to LUKOIL employees and the representatives of contractor organizations.

Dynamics of accidents among contractor organizations

Digital methods of improving safety at oil refining plants

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OIL REFINING PLANTS BECAME PLATFORMS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 2019–2021 DIGITAL REFINING DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, WHICH COMPRISES 40 INITIATIVES AND 19 PROJECTS.

IN 2019 THE FOLLOWING PROJECTS WERE COMPLETED:

OIL REFINERY IN ROMANIA

Mobile Inspector

Most critical equipment monitored through walk-round checks with the use of instrumental control tools (vibrations, bearing temperature).

VOLGOGRAD OIL REFINERY

Digital video surveillance and intelligent video analysis system

  • Integrating the technological video surveillance system with a distributed processing facility control system;
  • implementing automatic algorithms of intelligent video data analysis for event identification purposes;
  • prompt and efficient automatic identification of non-routine events;
  • real-time distance monitoring of the condition of production equipment at the facilities.

OIL REFINERY PLANT IN BULGARIA

Monitoring and online diagnostic system

  • Reduced instrumentation and automated control system maintenance costs;
  • reduced equipment failures;
  • predictable repair times / needs;
  • reliable production management and protection.

THE FOLLOWING PILOT PROJECTS WERE PUT INTO OPERATIONAL TEST:

VOLGOGRAD OIL REFINERY

Connected production

Implementation of the Process Insight Reliability Advisor system, to improve a vacuum gas oil hydrocracking unit’s operating reliability, production efficiency, and operational effectiveness.

PERM OIL REFINERY

Predictive analytics

Improving the availability of technological equipment through the reduction of unplanned maintenance. Identifying signs of early equipment deterioration by detecting changes in all streaming signals, which accurately indicate the date/time of a malfunction.

NIZHNY NOVGOROD OIL REFINERY, OIL REFINERY PLANT IN BULGARIA

APC+ enhanced management systems

  • Creating analogues of virtual analyzers, with enhanced accuracy and capability of operating without being readjusted over protracted periods.
  • Design of AI to predict future conditions of units.
  • Continued improvements to the unit optimization model in line with the target criteria set.