Restoration of Independence Day

Independence Day is a national holiday in Azerbaijan, also known as 'State Sovereignty Day'.

It is celebrated on October 18th, on the anniversary of the day in 1991 when Azerbaijan left the USSR.


This day is essentially the second of two independence days celebrated in Azerbaijan. The first is Republic day which marks the establishment of the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan on May 28th 1918. This republic only lasted two years before Azerbaijan became part of the Soviet Union. 

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Winter Season Preparation

Preparation of process and utility systems to the seasonal changes is one of the main issues to be considered during operation of the oil and gas terminal. Considering this Kulevi Oil Terminal performs necessary preparation works in annual basis, which ensures the safe and reliable operation of the company’s assets during the cold months. The selection of suitable maintenance tasks that consider many factors – especially an ambient temperature, process dead legs, freezing content, equipment and pipelines condition – is of vital importance in this process.


As internal part of winter preparation recently specialists of the company completed preventive maintenance of steam boilers.

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Hazards Identification process

Hazard identification is part of the process used to evaluate if any particular situation, item, thing, etc. may have the potential to cause harm. The term often used to describe the full process is risk assessment: Identify hazards and risk factors that have the potential to cause harm (hazard identification).


At Black Sea Terminal (BST) before issuing any un-routine work it is required to carry out Risk Assessment. BST Risk Assessment system consists from 2 Levels: Level 1 - Risk and control measures mentioned in Permit to Work lists; Level - 2, if the risks and control measures are not enough for planned works then Additional Risk Assessment are being prepared and being attached to PTW list. 

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Internal Environmental Trainings at BST

Environmental Management System (EMS) is implemented and is continuously being improved at BST. It requires employees to receive awareness training of the environmental issues related to their job.


Environmental trainings are the continual strategy process of improving BST employee’s awareness and adherence ISO 14001. HSSEQ Department periodically provides internal “Environmental Awareness & Waste Segregation” training for employees.


The range of subjects covered is:

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Azerbaijan commemorates the martyrs of the Patriotic war

Today Azerbaijan is honoring and mourning the soldiers who died while serving in the Azerbaijani Armed Forces during the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war. By the decree of the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, September 27 is established as the Commemoration Day.


Two years ago today, the Armed Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan began responsive measures to military aggression within the framework of the right to self-defense. This marked the beginning of the 44-day Patriotic War.

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Vibration Monitoring System

Black Sea Terminal is using Emerson vibration monitoring systems in pump stations. Emerson vibration monitoring system is used for condition-based maintenance of machines and installations. Properly monitoring vibration of Twin Screw Pumps is a key component of a successful predictive maintenance program and can lead to a decrease in unscheduled outages, optimization of Twin Screw Pumps performance, and a reduction of repair and maintenance costs.


Following failures list can be identified with Emerson condition monitoring system:

  • Bearing Failure Stage, I, II, III, and IV
  • Imbalance
  • Shaft and Bearing Wear

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Congratulations on Oil Workers Day!

Establishment of this professional day is connected with another remarkable event in the history of Azerbaijan. on September 20, 1994, an agreement on productional sharing of oil was signed in Azerbaijan and Azeri–Chirag–Deepwater Gunashli complex of oil fields entered into history as the "Contract of the Century”, it played an important activating role in the revival and rapid development of the oil and gas sector of Azerbaijan. It defines the main directions of Azerbaijan's energy strategy.


Since the first year of its operation, Kulevi Oil Terminal has been celebrating the Oil worker’s day and taking important steps towards popularizing this profession.

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First Aid Training

Taking into account the diverse production processes carried out at the Terminal it is necessary for the employees to possess skills used in case of any serious health issues, within the framework of first aid and before receiving qualified medical assistance will ensure the reduction of complications caused by injury as much as possible.


Hence, a training session on the topic: "First aid training course" was planned and organized at Kulevi Oil Terminal. The training was conducted on site and was led by a highly qualified representative of the certified company. Teaching included both theoretical and practical activities.

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Updating the Industrial Safety Certificate of Kulevi Oil Terminal

Recently representatives of specialized inspecting body INDEX LLC have visited Kulevi Oil Terminal for periodical technical inspection of terminal’s facilities. The purpose of the inspection is to establish the compliance with a technical regulation of the government of Georgia on safe operation of the oil bases.


In frames of the technical inspection, the process and maintenance procedures, schedules and plans were checked for updates. Equipment, buildings and structures were visually inspected for their compliance with industrial safety requirements. 


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Training in geodesy

Usually, the production processes of Black Sea Terminal are significantly diverse, and the main support for their effective management is high-class infrastructure and qualified personnel. Sometimes there arise tasks that require the expansion and/or modernization of the infrastructure and creates the necessity of various types of construction and repairing work. Therefore, in order to perform geodetic works on time and efficiently, the company needs to have a certified, highly qualified specialist, who will have qualified knowledge of the latest methodologies and standards in the field of geodesy.

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