Ocensa pipeline

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Ocensa pipeline
Location of Ocensa pipeline
Location of Ocensa pipeline
Location
Country Colombia
From Cusiana and Cupiagua oilfields
To Coveñas
General information
Type crude oil
Partners Ecopetrol
BP
Total S.A.
Petrominerales
Triton Colombia
Technical information
Length 829 km (515 mi)
Maximum discharge 0.65 Mbbl/d (~3.2×10^7 t/a)
Number of pumping stations 5

The Ocensa pipeline (Oleoducto Central) is a crude oil pipeline in Colombia. It starts on the Cusiana and Cupiagua oilfields and runs to Coveñas on Colombia's Caribbean coastline. It is owned by the consortium of Ecopetrol, BP, Total S.A., Petrominerales and Triton Colombia.[1][2]

Technical description[edit]

The pipeline is 829 kilometres (515 mi) long. It has capacity of 650 thousand barrels per day (~3.2×10^7 t/a).[1] The pipeline is connected with the 235-kilometre (146 mi) long ODL pipeline (Oleoductos de Los Llanos), which transports oil from the Rubiales heavy oil field in Los Llanos Basin.[3]

Partnerships[edit]

In January 2010 Pacific Rubiales Energy signed a 10-years contract to use the pipeline for transporting up to 160 million barrels (25×10^6 m3) of oil over 10 years.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ecopetrol Increases Shares in Colombia's Ocensa Pipeline". Ecopetrol (Press release). Rigzone. 2009-03-16. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  2. ^ "Petrominerales Announces Strategic Acquisition of Interest in Colombia's Ocensa Pipeline" (Press release). Petrominerales. 2011-06-21. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  3. ^ "Pacific Rubiales says Colombia ODL pipeline starts ops". Reuters. 2009-09-14. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  4. ^ Samanta, Koustav (2010-01-07). "Pacific Rubiales signs deal to use Ocensa's pipeline". Reuters. Retrieved 2013-04-13.