Modernization of the production data transmission network of the Caspian Pipeline Consortium

Problem 

The Caspian Pipeline Consortium is the largest international oil transport project which participants include Russia, Kazakhstan as well as the leading global oil extraction companies. The export route connecting oil fields in western Kazakhstan and the Russian coast of the Caspian sea with the oil terminal outside of Novorossiysk is over 1,500 km in length. Over two-thirds of all the oil exported by Kazakhstan gets transported via the pipeline that is also used to transport oil from Russian oil fields. Given the rising oil production and sales, a decision was made to expand the throughput capacity of the main pipeline operated by the Consortium more than twofold from 28.2 million to 67 million metric tonnes of oil per year. 

STEP LOGIC's Objective 

Create modern, reliable, and fault-tolerant telecommunications infrastructure for the SCADA system of the oil pipeline that would ensure scheduling, monitoring, and control of the crude oil pumping processes. 

Features

  • Design, installation, set-up and debugging, testing and commissioning of a SCADA data transmission network at more than 1,000 facilities located along the entire pipeline over a distance of more than 1,500 kilometers.
  • Conducting an audit of the resources available in the customer's network, analysis of their criticality and vulnerabilities, introduction of tools to counter network hacking and unauthorized access.
  • Introduction of a comprehensive monitoring and management system for the equipment of the data transmission network.
  • The territorial reach of the project: Kazakhstan (Atyrau Region) and Russia (Astrakhan Region, Kalmykia, Stavropol Krai, Krasnodar Krai).
  • Thanks to the modernization of the existing IT infrastructure and the creation of a new fault tolerant and secure IT infrastructure, the rate of data transmission increased by a factor of 25.