Onsite Visits 2017

22 November – onsite visit to Saint Petersburg Oil Terminal

Saint Petersburg Oil Terminal is one of the major Russian oil terminals in the Baltic region, a modern specialised throughput facility, and the largest stevedoring company in the Big Port of Saint Petersburg. The terminal offers a range of petroleum throughput and storage services. The capacity of the facility totals 10 mtpa of petroleum.


  • Tank farm: 397 k cbm;
  • 5 railway racks designed for 108 rail cars;
  • 7 jetties, including:
  • 2 jetties for marine tankers,
  • 2 jetties for river tankers,
  • 2 multipurpose jetties,
  • 1 bunkering jetty.

Saint Petersburg Oil Terminal has five railway racks for 108 petroleum rail cars:

  • For light petroleum:
  • 1 rack as of 10 rail cars.
  • For dark petroleum:
  • 1 rack as of 16 rail cars;
  • 2 racks as of 36 rail cars each;
  • 1 rack as of 10 rail cars.

A total of 5 mtpa of petroleum was accepted in 2016.

The overall tank farm capacity totals 397 000 cbm.

The ratio of light and dark petroleum reservoirs may vary. At present, 51 000 cbm is aimed for the storage of light petroleum and 346 000 cbm — for dark petroleum. The reservoirs comply with international standards and are designed for the storage of wide petroleum range.

In 2007, two reservoirs as of 40 k cbm each, based on more ergonomic and eco-friendly double walled technology, were commissioned on an area founded in 2004. Now the construction of the third 40-k-cbm reservoir is underway. Availability of such capacious reservoirs has boosted the terminal capacities and improved the service quality in general, offering better opportunities for petroleum storage and throughput.

First-ever “Oil Terminal” onsite visit to PTK-Terminal, 22 November 2017

Ruchi tank farm (PTK-Terminal) is designed for light petroleum acceptance, storage and distribution (motor gasoline and diesel fuel). Petroleum is shipped to the tank farm by the railway and further distributed to motor and railway tankers.

The tank farm stores К5 eco-friendly motor gasolines, such as RON-92-К5 (Regular-92), RON-95-К5 (Premium Euro-95), RON-98-К5 (Super Euro-98), and К5 eco diesel fuel (DF-L-К5, DF-Е–К5, DF-Z-К5).

The retrofit activities of tank farm’s process sections complying with modern requirements of industrial, environmental and fire safety applicable to HIF, were accomplished in 2016. It included the construction of four reservoirs with overall capacity as of 19.6 k cbm, as well as the adoption of CAM and petroleum commercial accounting system; the reconstruction of loading rail rack and electric lighting system; the installation of automatic fire-fighting and fire water supply systems. Sewage treatment and water disposal, along with infrastructure and road building activities are underway.

The programme for PTK-Terminal infrastructure development stipulates for the replacement of 5 tank groups4 reservoir each, with total capacity as of 100 k cbm of RON-92 and RON-95 before 2020.

Designed capability:

Overall tank farm storage capacity is 63 800 cbm, including:

– diesel capacities — 29 400 cbm;

 gasoline capacities — 34 400 cbm.

The infrastructure of the rail rack allows simultaneous acceptance (or loading) of 28 railcars (14 gasoline railcars and 14 diesel railcars), which accounts for 4.6 k tpd (2.2 k tpd of gasoline and 2.4 k tpd of diesel) or 1.6 mtpa.
The petroleum distribution to road tankers is carried out by means of automated loading station (ALS). ALS is designed for simultaneous loading of 8 road tankers with various fuel types. The average loading capacity amounts to 4 k tpd, or 1.4 mtpa.
Thus, tank farm capacities are able to ensure the annual cargo turnover at 3 mtpa.

During the visit, the delegates will examine the new pump station, metering unit, rail rack and other facilities.
Petroleum quality control is carried out by the Fuel Test Laboratory of PTK-Terminal (lab visit) certified by the Federal Accreditation Service. The delegates will also have the opportunity to visit one PTK filling station.

Join the decision-makers of oil and gas companies during the onsite visits to terminals, to be held within the framework of the 12th annual event “Oil terminal 2017”.
The programme 2017 includes the visits to 2 terminals in the Northwest region.

The onsite visits will feature the tours around major terminal facilities, getting acquainted with company management, exploring the operational features and finding out the roadmap for the terminals.

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The following onsite visits were arranged throughout the congress history:

  • Saint Petersburg Oil Terminal
  • Port of Ust-Luga
  • Lukoil-Vysotsk II Ust-Luga Tank Farm
  • Novatek Ust-Luga
  • Primorsk Specialized Oil Seaport
  • BPS-2
  • Sibur-Portenergo

Feedback of onsite visit participants:

View Nina Kreander, Commercial Director, Oiltanking Sonmarin, about visiting SIBUR-Portenergo: