Gaza FSO Offloads 1st Crude Oil Cargo in Libya

The first crude oil shipment was offloaded from Gaza floating, storage, offloading (FSO) unit in Bouri Offshore Field on February 11, 2017, Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) said. 

Valfoglia, a 109,100 dwt tanker owned by Italy’s Montanari Navigazione, took the first oil from the FSU.

Gaza FSO was launched to replace Sloug FSO and to be included in the oil operations system of Mellitah Oil and Gas Company, according to NOC.

Gaza FSO reached Al Bouri Field at the end of May 2016, after a voyage from the shipyard in Jinhae in South Korea, sailing from the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea.

Featuring a length of 360 meters and a width of 60 meters, the FSO unit has a capacity of around 1.5 million barrels of crude oil.

The works of the offshore installations of the pipes, marine cables and optical fibers were completed along with the production platforms at the field by the end of 2016, and the processed crude oil was pumped at the main installation at the end of January 2017.

Image Courtesy: National Oil Corporation (NOC)

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Apr 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

THE 30TH WORLD PORTS CONFERENCE Enabling Trade Energizing The World

This event is expected to have more than 500 attendees from the field of port, logistics, shipping and maritime industry…

read more >

Singapore Maritime Week 2017

Singapore Maritime Week (SMW) is the leading maritime event in Singapore. Driven by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), SMW…

read more >

Breakbulk Europe 2017

For more than a decade, Breakbulk Europe has served as the networking hub for industry professionals who do business in Europe — or would like to! Exhibitors and sponsors include cargo owners, ocean carriers, freight forwarders, ports/terminals, heavy haulers, equipment companies and more that are involved in this specialized industry.

In addition to exceptional networking opportunities, Breakbulk Europe provides a dynamic conference, along with a range of educational and training workshops — intensive all-day classes held the day before the exhibition opens as well as many on-the-floor sessions.

  • Over 7,600 participants attended Breakbulk Europe 2016
  • Meet with over 400 exhibitors and sponsors
  • Hear from industry experts, including leading shippers, during the conference sessions
  • Learn new skills in the educational workshops held before the exhibition and on-the-floor micro-seminars and exhibitor-led sessions during the event

More info

read more >

Smart Operations

Smart Operations events, from Fathom Maritime Intelligence, examines how to use intelligent shared integration, and connected operations…

read more >