Oil and gas storage and transportation

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Oil and gas needs to be transported from the production site to refineries and treatment plants before distributed to the consumers.

In most cases the oil needs to be stabilised (gas, water and solids separated) and the gas needs to be dried and compressed before transportation over longer distances. The most common means of transportation from oil and gas production plants is by pipeline or by tanker. Transportation by truck is also used for smaller volumes from onshore production plants and also for local transportation to the consumers.

If the transportation is by tanker or truck the production plant needs to have, or to be connected to storage tanks.

The refineries and treatment plants will have storage capacity (“tank farms”) aligned with the design capacity of the plant.