Upper Magdalena Oil Pipeline

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Upper Magdalena Oil Pipeline, known locally as Oleoducto Alto Magdalena or by its Spanish initials OAM, is an oil pipeline in Colombia.[1]


The pipeline transports oil from the oil fields of the Upper Magdalena Valley, Colombia. The main pipeline runs between Tenay station north of Neiva (Huila Department) and Vasconia Station in Puerto Boyacá (Boyaca Department). Along this main route, the pipeline passes through pumping stations at Saldaña, Chicoral, Gualanday, and Lérida (Tolima department), and La Dorada (Caldas department).[2] Branch lines serve the oil fields of Guando to the east and Palagua to the west.[3][4]

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Project Details

  • Owner: Ecopetrol, Hocol, Shell[5]
  • Current capacity: 110,000 bpd[6]
  • Length: 391.4 km / 243.2 mi[7]
  • Oil source: Upper Magdalena Valley, Colombia
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 1992[8]


The Upper Magdalena Oil Pipeline is 391.4 kilometers in length[7] and 20 inches in diameter with a capacity of 110,000 bpd, shipping all crude oil production from the Upper Magdalena Fields and received production from the OGD Pipeline at La Dorada Station.[6] Construction of the pipeline began in 1989 and was completed in 1992.[8]

Articles and resources


  1. Upper Magdalena Oil Pipeline , A Barrel Full, accessed September 2017
  2. "Oleoducto Alto Magdalena". Hocol. Retrieved August 28, 2020.
  3. "Principales Oleoductos en Colombia". Unidades Tecnológicas de Santander (slide 14). Retrieved August 28, 2020.
  4. "Pipeline du Haut-Magdalena (map)". Wikimedia. Retrieved August 28, 2020.
  5. Background Colombia, EIA, Jan. 7, 2019
  6. 6.0 6.1 Statement of Reserves Data And Other Oil and Gas Information, Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp, December 31, 2012
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Estudio de Oleoductos MME 2017". Ministerio de Minas y Energía. December 18, 2017.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Felicitaciones Oleoducto Alto Magdalena: 20 Años de Operación". Hocol. 2012.

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