BIG STORAGE BARGE EN ROUTE TO JAVA SEA OFF SUMATRA

The new 1 million bbl crude-storage barge "Cinta Natomas", built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., is being towed to the Java Sea, off southeastern Sumatra, Indones., where it will be under long-term charter to the Natomas Co. subsidiary Independent Indonesian American Petroleum Co. (Iiapco). The barge will be permanently anchored near a single-point buoy at the Iiapco group's Cinta oilfield. The single-point buoy mooring has two 12 in. dia hoses for incoming crude and two 20 in. dia hoses for discharging crude to export tankers via a second single-point mooring, which has been in service for over a year. Maximum tanker-loading rate will be about 40,000 bbl/hr. The 140,000 dwt barge has 602 ft length, 133 ft width, 82 ft depth, and 74 ft full-load draft. A modern gas-turbine total-energy package provides electric power for ship's services and for cargo pumping and heat for the cargo tanks to keep the high pour-point crude fluid.

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    Petroleum Publishing Company

    211 South Cheyenne, P.O. Box 1260
    Tulsa, OK  USA  75221
  • Publication Date: 1972-12-25

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 55
  • Serial:
    • Oil and Gas Journal
    • Volume: 70
    • Issue Number: 52
    • Publisher: PennWell Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 0030-1388

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056514
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM