Incident Statistics

Since 2007, NAOC has registered a significant increase of oil spill events due to sabotage, that means all  those illegal activities that determine a third party induced damage on NAOC facilities, with consequences on production loss, either by theft or deferment, spills into the environment as well as asset integrity concerns. This trend is reflecting the escalation of illegal oil theft market in the area.

Between 2007 and 2014, the number of oil theft points registered on NAOC facilities has increased 40-fold. The situation that has arisen posed such risks for the safety of people and for the protection of the environment, that it has been decided to temporally suspend all onshore production activities in the Swamp area in March 21, 2013 in order to allow the necessary repairing jobs and the restoration of the pipelines network integrity.

Against the continuous increase of oil theft events detected in the past years on our pipelines, additional measures were put in place during 2015 and 2016 to minimize the number of spills and spilled volumes and to mitigate their impact on the environment.

The commitment of all stakeholders to combat the phenomenon is giving some positive effects: the number of oil theft points in 2017 has decreased by 59% vs. 2016 and the related spilled volume was drastically reduced of 88% compared to 2016.
The oil theft activity is causing spills and environmental damages at all stages of the process, from pipeline illegal hooking, to illegal transport and illegal refining. Many spillages registered along NAOC pipelines are caused by leakages at illegal tap insertions points.

 

2019 Spill Incident Statistics
  • Disclaimer notes:

    -  The chart figures are based on Joint Investigation Visit (JIV) findings for spills above 1 barrel
    -  Incident statistics according to Naoc oil spill register last update 01 May 2019
    -  Nº 17  JIV pending/under process 

2018 Spill Incident Statistics
  • Disclaimer notes:

    -  The chart figures are based on Joint Investigation Visit (JIV) findings for spills above 1 barrel
    -  Incident statistics according to Naoc oil spill register last update April 2019
    -  Nº 03  JIV pending/under process

2017 Spill Incident Statistics
  • Disclaimer notes:

    -  The chart figures are based on Joint Investigation Visit (JIV) findings for spills above 1 barrel
    -  Incident statistics according to naoc oil spill register last update 5 February 2018
    -  1% of JIV pending/under process

2016 Spill Incident Statistics
  • Disclaimer notes:

    -  The chart figures are based on Joint Investigation Visit (JIV) findings for spills above 1 barrel
    -  Incident statistics according to naoc oil spill register last update 3 April 2018
    -  0,3 % of JIV pending/under process

2015 Spill Incident Statistics
  • Disclaimer notes:

    -  The chart figures are based on Joint Investigation Visit (JIV) findings
    -  Incident statistics according to naoc oil spill register last update 06 February  2017

2014 Spill Incident Statistics


  • Disclaimer notes:

    -  The chart figures are based on Joint Investigation Visit (JIV) findings
    -  Incident statistics according to naoc oil spill register last update 05 October 2015

History
  • 2007 - 2013 Spill Incident Statistics

    Disclaimer notes:

    - The chart figures are based on Joint Investigation Visit findings
    - Incident statistics last update: 08 March 2014


Last updated on 23/05/19