Chad Cameroon Oil Pipeline

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Summary Information

  • Source: Doba basin of southern Chad
  • Destination: Kribi, Cameroon, in the Gulf of Guinea
  • Ownership: Exxon, Petronas, Chevron
  • Website:
  • Length: 665 miles (1,070 km)
  • Capacity: 225,000 barrels of oil per day
  • Crude Type: Doba Crude

The Route

  • The pipeline transports previously landlocked oil some 665 miles (1,070 km), from the Doba Oil Field in southern Chad to a floating export facility at Kribi, Cameroon, in the Gulf of Guinea.
  • There, the oil is shipped from a floating storage and offloading vessel, 7 miles (11 km) offshore, for export to world markets.
  • The pipeline has a capacity of about 225,000 barrels per day.


  • Jurong Shipyard: FSO conversion
  • Willbros Engineers: Pipeline installation.
  • Kellogg Brown & Root: Pump stations and other facilities.
  • IWL Communications: A telecommunications system to support the project.

Pipeline Status

  • In operation


  • 2000 - EX-IM bank awarded a $300 million loan guarantee to finance the export of equipment and services
  • 2003 - Pipeline commissioned
  • 2014 - Chevron sold its stake to the Chad state

Other Information

  • the pipeline route was shifted more than 20 times to protect settlements and hunting grounds of the Bagyeli-Bakola people in Cameroon.
  • Tens of millions of dollars were spent to move the pipeline route away from environmentally sensitive areas in the Mbéré Rift Valley and Deng Deng Forest areas.


  1. Petroleum Development and Pipeline Project, World Bank
  2. Exxonmobil, Chad Overview
  3. Chevron, Chad Fact Sheet
  4. International Protective Coatings Platform References
  5. EX-IM Bank $300 Million Loan Guarantee Proposed To Finance Us Exports To Chad-Cameroon Oil Pipeline System
  6. Chevron Announces Sale of Interests in Chad and Cameroon

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