- Forties pipeline system
The Forties pipeline system (FPS) is a pre-eminent pipeline network in the
North Seacarrying 30 percent of the UK's oil, or about 700,000 barrels of oil a day, to shore. [ [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/04/26/npipe526.xml News - Telegraph ] ] It is owned and operated by UK-based global energy company BP, who retained the asset after selling the Forties oilfieldto Apache Corp.in 2003. Fifty assets tie BP's export lines into the FPS either directly or through intermediate hubs, eventually joining at either Forties Charlie or Forties Unity.
FPS consists of a 36" pipeline originating at
Apache Corp.'s Forties Charlie platform. The pipeline carries crude oil 169 km, routing through the Forties Unity riser platform, to the terminal at Cruden Bay. From there, unstabilised crude is carried to the processing facility at Kinneil, Grangemouth.
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