Brent System

Brent System
Country Scotland, United Kingdom
General direction north-south-west
From North Sea oilfields
Passes through Cormorant Alpha
To Sullom Voe Terminal
General information
Type oil
Operator TAQA Bratani
Technical information
Length 147 km (91 mi)
Maximum discharge 100,000 bbl/d (16,000 m3/d)
Diameter 36 in (914 mm)

The Brent System pipeline transports oil from the North Sea oilfields via Cormorant Alpha to the Sullom Voe Terminal in Shetland, Scotland.[1] Oil is transported from 20 oilfields, including:

The pipeline is 36 inches (910 mm) diameter steel (API 5L X60) of 147 kilometres (91 mi) in length. It has capacity of 100,000 barrels per day (16,000 m3/d).[1]

Since 3 August 2009, it is operated by Abu Dhabi National Energy Company replacing the previous operator Royal Dutch Shell.[1][2] The Brent system is jointly owned by 21 companies.[1]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ a b c d "Taqa takes Brent pipe reins". Upstream Online. NHST Media Group. 3 August 2009. Retrieved 6 August 2009.
  2. ^ Christopher Johnson, Barbara Lewis (3 August 2009). "Abu Dhabi firm says becomes N. Sea Brent operator". Reuters. Retrieved 6 August 2009.
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