Forties pipeline system

Forties pipeline system

The Forties pipeline system (FPS) is a pre-eminent pipeline network in the North Sea carrying 30 percent of the UK's oil, or about 700,000 barrels of oil a day, to shore. [ [ News - Telegraph ] ] It is owned and operated by UK-based global energy company BP, who retained the asset after selling the Forties oilfield to 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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