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Bapco and Saudi Arabia pipeline


Bapco and Saudi Aramco



Pipeline Route

The project will link Bapco refinery with the Eastern Province in Saudi Arabia.

Crossed countries

Bahrain and Saudi Arabia

Pipeline Delivery points

Saudi Aramco’s Abqaiq plant and Bapco’s refinery off the coast of Bahrain

Pipeline size

Onshore: 74 km

Offshore: 41 km

Diameter: 30 inch


Total capacity will be 450,000 barrels a day, against 260,000 b/d before the expansion started 350,000-barrel per day

Project Status

Bapco has already secured all internal licenses for building the new AB pipeline, including the national planning permission, Environmental Impact Study approval and securing the new pipeline corridor along the new route.

The pipeline is expected to be commissioned by the third quarter of 2016.

Energy Exchange interview with Abdul Jabbar Abdul Karim, General Manager of Major Engineering Projects