Aleksandra Yudina, assistant at a chemical oil quality control laboratory of the operational environmental monitoring division affiliated with Ukhta Regional Oil Pipeline Directorate, won 3rd place in the International Youth Science and Technology Conference of Transneft and members of the International Association of Oil Transporters.
Transneft Kama Region hosted the conference on 29–20 May 2018 in Kazan.
This year, the contest committee had to review projects in seven spheres of current interest in pipeline transportation development: Design, Construction, Operation and Revamping of Oil Trunk Pipelines, Mechanical and Power Equipment, Corrosion Protection, Automated Plant Control Systems; Communications, Industrial, Fire and Environmental Safety, Occupational Health, Supervisory Control. Commodity and Transport Operations, Metrology, Economics, Management and Legal Issues, New Approach analytical and theoretical Projects for Innovative Development of the Company’s Activities, Technologies, Industrial and Business Processes.
The contest committee highly evaluated Aleksandra Yudina’s Assessing the Possibility of Determining the Pressure of High Pour-Point Oil Saturated Vapours Under GOST 1756-2000 and GOST 31874-2012 State Standards project.
It was the first time the Company won a prize in the International Transneft Youth Science and Technology Conference, said Alexandr Lyapin, Deputy General Director of Transneft North. Aleksandra Yudina’s project was completed not solely for the conference: the research results are already being used in oil transportation, amendments to a state certification
system are being developed based on that project. The research will be continued further to improve energy efficiency in oil transportation.
“Events of such a scale require proper proficiency. A lot of work has been done, not just by me, but by the entire Company. This is an achievement of many Transneft North’s employees, for which I would like to say “Thank you so much”. It was the teamwork that ensured the supreme results: out of 15 reports submitted, each could claim victory in its section, but there were only three medal-winning places,” Aleksandra Yudina noted.
“New technologies and materials are emerging and requirements to environmental and industrial safety are becoming more strict. Professionals who are young, offbeat, creative and, most importantly, passionate, can address those new challenges and solve the problems we’re facing. Thanks to participation of members of the International Association of Oil Transporters, we have managed to expand the event’s geographical span over the past few years,” said Pavel Revel-Muroz, Vice President of Transneft who chaired the contest committee, summarising the event’s results.
It was the 2nd time the Transneft Youth Science and Technology Conference was conducted on an international scale. The colleagues from entities of the International Association of Oil Transporters debuted in 2016, when the specialised scientific forum that was held in Samara. In 2018, event presented were projects by professionals of oil transportation companies from China, Hungary, Belarus and the Republic of Kazakhstan; the forum was also attended by guests from the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Apart from keynote speeches, the participants and contest committee members heard reports by students of sectoral universities.