First crude oil shipment offloaded from Gaza FSO in Libya

The first crude oil cargo was offloaded from the Gaza Floating, Storage, Offloading unit (FSO) offshore Libya on Saturday February 11, 2017.

The Gaza was launched to replace the Sloug floating, storage, offloading unit at Mellitah Oil and Gas Company’s Al Bouri offshore field. The new floating storage unit was built in South Korea.

The Gaza FSO, of 360 meters length and 60 meters in breadth, reached Al Bouri Field at the end of May 2016, after a voyage from the shipyard in Jinhae in South Korea, passing from the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea.

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.

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