Three billion barrels and counting!
The #BTC pipeline - which carries #Caspian oil to the world markets – celebrates a milestone moment with its three billionth barrel of crude. “The lifting of the 3 billionth barrel of oil from Ceyhan is a remarkable milestone achieved by BTC. Since the start of operations, the pipeline has demonstrated exceptional efficiency. It was built as a huge engineering achievement and after 12 years of safe, reliable and responsible operations it can be described as an extraordinary example of operational efficiency and world class delivery of One Team across the three countries. I can confidently say that BTC is one of the safest and environmentally sound pipeline operations ever undertaken anywhere in the world, - said Gary Jones, BP’s AGT Regional President.
The 1768km BTC pipeline has the throughput capacity 1.2 million barrels of oil a day to be exported safely and responsibly from the Caspian without increasing tanker traffic through the already crowded #Turkish Straits.
The pipeline uses 46/42/34” diameter pipe. It has eight pump stations and 98 valve stations across the three transit countries. The pipeline crosses several mountain ranges climbing to a high point of 2,830 metres before returning to sea level at Ceyhan, 3,000 roads, railways, and utility lines – both overground and underground – and more than 1,500 watercourses up to 500 metres wide in the case of the Ceyhan River in Turkey.
Considered as one of the biggest and most complex engineering endevours of its time in the world, BTC’s construction took four years to complete - it was sanctioned in July 2002 and was completed in May 2006. The construction activities involved 22,000 people at the peak (of which almost 80% were national employees), with more than 110 million man-hours spent, more than 200 million kilometers driven – equivalent to driving 10 times around the world, and 220,000 joints of pipe welded together.
We had the best time @cottonandreed with @reedandwalk . Our attempt at a photo after a cocktail, 5 rum samples, and seven barrel aged rum samples. @merpar @laetitiabrock @webster_lane #drinklocal#rum#unionmarket#dc#barrels
Here’s two different angles of my youth run from my race Saturday💗
We placed 2nd with a 20.1 !! @racing.a.bay kicked butt with a 19.6 (fasted time of the night) 😻😻
I’m really proud of this run! All her barrels were nice and she was adding speed !! & i lost my stirrups after the first😂 •
Incredible experience at @purgatorycellars They're unique wine making process literally creating some of the best wine in America! They have the largest oak barrel in Colorado. They are the 7th largest winery in CO. They've won many awards in a very short time! #mindblown#farmlife#winelove