OIL PIPELINE CAPACITY A BIG FACTOR IN BP'S COLOMBIAN DEVELOPMENT

David Knott International Editor Development of Colombia's Cusiana and Cupiagua oil fields by BP Exploration Co. (Colombia) Ltd. depends strongly on export pipeline capacity. There is limited pipeline capacity short term. So the fields will be developed in two phases. About 10,000 b/d is produced on long term test at present. Oil moves through an Empresa Colombiana de Petroleos (Ecopetrol) 12 in. pipeline running from Araguanay to the Covenas terminal on the Caribbean Sea coast.

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