Ensuring the reliability of pipeline transport

2018 results

The specific pipeline failure rate fell by 21% compared to 2017.

The share of corrosion-resistant pipelines (excluding inhibited protection) rose to 26.8%.

The list of pipe product suppliers was expanded, which allowed the Company to choose higher-quality equipment.

Liability for the quality of products supplied in the supply chain was increased.


LUKOIL operates a developed field pipeline system, including the longest offshore pipeline system among Russian oil and gas companies. The Company performs systematic work to reduce the risk of pipeline failures, and this is producing tangible results.

The long-term strategic target is to achieve, by 2026, compliance with the best global practice of oil companies in relation to the indicator "specific coefficient of pipeline failures."

In 2018, RUB 643 million was invested in the inhibitory protection of pipelines.

Specific coefficients of pipeline failures, case/km/year

Notes. Pipeline failure means a malfunction associated with a sudden, complete, or partial shutdown of the pipeline due to a leakage of the pipeline or at the stop and control valves, or due to the blockage of the pipeline. In the calculation, the total length of pipelines – oil, gas, and water pipelines – was used.


Results of measures taken to improve the reliability of field pipelines in Russian LUKOIL Group entities