Samsun Ceyhan Oil Pipeline

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Summary Information

  • Source: Samsun (Turkey)
  • Destination: Ceyhan (Turkey)
  • Ownership: TAPCO, ENI & Calik Enerji whilst Rosneft & Transneft have signed an MOU
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  • Length: 550 kilometres ( miles)
  • Capacity: 1.5 barrels of oil per day
  • Crude Type: Russian, Ural

The Route

  • From Samsun on the Black Sea coast of Turkey, to Ceyhan on the Meditereanean

Project Scope

  • The oil transportation system consists of the following main components:
    • New unloading terminal and tank farm close to Samsun
    • Pipeline from the area east of Samsun to Ceyhan (partly following the BTC corridor) and relevant pump/reducing stations.
      • The pipeline will be 42-48 inches in diameter
      • There will be 4 pumping stations
      • There will be 1 pressure reducing station
    • Connection with existing Ceyhan loading terminal and additional storage capacity.

Pipeline Status

  • Planned

Other Information

  • According to the IEA, compared to other by-pass alternatives, the Project offers the following advantages:
    • it will benefit from synergies with existing Turkish facilities:(i) from Sariz to Ceyhan the pipeline will follow BTC’s right of way;
    • Crude oil will be delivered to the existing Ceyhan Loading Terminal, which could be exploited at full capacity.
    • The route runs only across Turkey, and no intergovernmental agreement should be put in place.
    • Both unloading (Samsun) and loading (Ceyhan) terminals will allow use of VLCC tankers.
    • The selected route represents the shortest transhipment distance in the Black Sea, with consequent time and cost savings.
    • The environmental conditions along the route, as well as appropriate mitigation actions, are well known. Furthermore the pipeline runs in a scarcely populated area, and partly along the BTC corridor, and this will facilitate/expedite the landacquisition as well as the construction activities.


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