Ocensa Oil Pipeline

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Summary Information

  • Source:
  • Destination: Coveñas on the Caribbean coast of Colombia
  • Ownership: Ecopetrol
  • Website: http://www.ecopetrol.com.co/
  • Length: 830 kilometres ( miles)
  • Capacity: 560,000 barrels of oil per day
  • Crude Type:

The Route


  • Universalpegasus: Evaluation of project to ensure it was done in accordance with North American codes, standards and best practices

Pipeline Status

  • In operation


  • 1997 - Pipeline operations commence
  • 2003 - BP acquires and extra 9.6% stake in asset swap with Hess
  • 2009 - Ecopetrol acquire shares from Enbridge increasing its stake from 35.3% to 60%
  • 2010 - BP sold a 24.8 per cent interest in the pipeline to Ecopetrol & Talisman along with various upstream assets
  • 2011 - Petrominerales acquired a five percent interest from Total
  • 2012 - Ecopetrol transferred its pipelines stakes to a new company Cenit
  • 2013 - Talisman sells stake in pipeline to Advent International

Other Information

  • The Ocensa pipeline is presently running at capacity, transporting sixty percent of the current total oil production in Colombia.


  1. Central Pipeline SA, Ocensa
  2. Universalpegasus International Pipeline References
  3. Petrominerales Announces Strategic Acquisition Of Interest In Colombia’s Ocensa Pipeline
  4. Ecopetrol S.A. agrees to acquire Enbridge's share in OCENSA
  5. BP Agrees to Sell Colombian Business to Ecopetrol and Talisman
  6. BP And Amerada Hess Agree Swap
  7. Ecopetrol creates a subsidiary specialized in hydrocarbon transport and logistics
  8. Talisman Energy Announces $595 million Sale of Colombian Pipeline Interest

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