Oldelval Oil Pipeline

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Oldelval Oil Pipeline is an oil pipeline system in Argentina.[1]

Location

The Oldelval pipeline system consists of several branches, which connect YPF's Plaza Huincol refinery and the Neuquén province oil fields of Challaco and Puesto Hernández (Rincón de los Sauces) with the Oiltanking EBYTEM Terminal in Puerto Rosales (Buenos Aires province). Additional oil pipelines connect the OldelVal System with YPF's Luján de Cuyo refinery and the YPF terminal in Buenos Aires.[2][3][4]


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Existing Project Details (Phase I)

  • Operator: Oleoductos del Valle S.A.
  • Parenct company: Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales (37%), ExxonMobil (21%), Chevron (14%), Pluspetrol (12%), Pan American Energy (12%), Pampa Energía (2%), Tecpetrol (2%)[5][6]
  • Current capacity: 164,000 barrels per day[5]
  • Length: 513 kilometers
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 1993

Background

The Oldelval oil pipeline system is operated by Oleoductos del Valle S.A. (“Oldeval”) and stretches across the four provinces of Neuquén, Río Negro, La Pampa and Buenos Aires. In total, Oleoductos del Valle S.A. operates 1700 km of pipeline, much of which transports oil to the Allen pumping station from major production zones in Neuquén province including Rincón de los Sauces and Challacó.[7] The system includes 16 pumping stations, at Puesto Hernández, A. Mahuida, Crucero Catriel, Medanito, La Escondida, Lago Pellegrini, Challaco, Centenario, Allen, Chichinales, Chimpay, Zorrilla, P. Mahuida, Río Colorado, Algarrobo and Salitral.[8][9] The main pipeline of the Oldelval system runs 513 km from the Allen pumping station to the Bahia Blanca Terminal in Puerto Rosales.[8]

In 2013, oil transportation from Allen to Puerto Rosales averaged 135,000 bpd (barrels per day).[10] By 2019, volume had increased to an average of 156,000 bpd.[11]

Proposed Project Details (Phase II)

  • Operator: Oleoductos del Valle S.A.
  • Parenct company: Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales (37%), ExxonMobil (21%), Chevron (14%), Pluspetrol (12%), Pan American Energy (12%), Pampa Energía (2%), Tecpetrol (2%)[5]
  • Capacity: 62,000 barrels per day
  • Length: 0
  • Status: Proposed
  • Start Year: 2020

Proposed Project Details (Phase III)

  • Operator: Oleoductos del Valle S.A.
  • Parenct company: Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales (37%), ExxonMobil (21%), Chevron (14%), Pluspetrol (12%), Pan American Energy (12%), Pampa Energía (2%), Tecpetrol (2%)[5]
  • Capacity: 89,000 barrels per day
  • Length: 0
  • Status: Proposed
  • Start Year: 2024

Expansion Proposal Backgrounds

In May 2019 Oldeval announced plans to invest $100 million to expand its transportation capacity by 62,000 bpd, or 38%, over the next year or so to handle growing output from Vaca Muerta; the proposed expansion includes modernizing four pump stations and a storage tank facility, as well as installing new flow meters and other infrastructure.[12] Oldeval also plans to increase the pipeline's capacity by a further 89,000 bpd by 2024.[12]

Articles and resources

References

  1. Oldelval Oil Pipeline, A Barrel Full, accessed September 2017
  2. "Sistema de Oleoductos" (PDF). Oleoductos del Valle. Retrieved July 12, 2021.
  3. "Oleoductos que sirven a la producción de petróleo en Vaca Muerta". Secretaría de Energía de Argentina. Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  4. "El aumento de producción pondrá a prueba la capacidad de transporte". Patagonia Shale. June 24, 2019.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "ExxonMobil apuesta fuerte al midstream en la cuenca". Diario Río Negro. June 20, 2019.
  6. "Oleoductos del Valle ('OldelVal') - Pampa Energia". Pampa Energia. Retrieved 2021-06-17.
  7. "El aumento de producción pondrá a prueba la capacidad de transporte". Patagonia Shale. June 24, 2019.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Sistema de Oleoductos" (PDF). Oleoductos del Valle, S.A. Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  9. Jorge Vugdelija – CEO, Oleoductos del Valle, Argentina, Energy Boardroom, November 21, 2016
  10. Petrobas Argentina S.A. Annual Report, United States Securities and Exchange Commission, December 31, 2013
  11. "Oleoductos del Valle ('OldelVal')". Pampa Energia. Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Argentina's Oldelval to expand oil pipeline capacity as shale output rises, S&P Platts Global, May 17, 2019

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