In India’s infrastructure, the petroleum pipelines form a crucial part enabling
sustained availability of petroleum products in all parts of the country for economic
growth. The pipelines transport petroleum products from refineries to demand areas
and crude oil from import terminals as well as domestic sources to the inland refineries.
India being a vast country, a wide network of pipelines becomes the paramount requirement
of transporting petroleum products to interiors from refineries and crude oil to
the land locked refineries.
It is an established fact that pipelines are preferred as a cost effective, energy
efficient, safe and environment friendly method of transportation for petroleum
products and crude oil and are playing a leading role in meeting the demand for
petroleum products in India. Economic growth and expansion of infrastructure in
India offer opportunities to better utilize the existing pipeline network in addition
to expand by constructing new pipelines.
IndianOil, the pioneer in
cross-country petroleum product pipeline in the Indian sub-continent constructed
and commissioned its first petroleum product pipeline, Guwahati-Siliguri Pipeline
in the year 1964. Since then IndianOil has mastered the art and technology of pipeline
engineering. Over the last four decades the pipeline network of IndianOil has grown
to 11,163 km
IndianOil’s sustained pursuit and implementation of proven safety and environmental
management systems have brought rich results. All operating pipeline units have
been accredited with ISO 9000 and ISO 14001 certificates.
Various initiatives in the field of project management, operations and maintenance
including training in countries like Oman, Ethiopia, Kuwait and Sudan have been
Today IndianOil is well placed to provide seamless services in the entire spectrum
of petroleum pipelines covering techno-economic feasibility studies, design and
detailed engineering, project execution, operations and maintenance, consultancy
services in augmentation and modernization, etc.
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and application software expertise
are available from project implementation to commissioning including field services,
maintenance and operational support. Tanker handling, petroleum product and crude
oil accounting, quality control, ocean loss control, pigging procedure development
and analysis of pigging data, selection, testing and evaluation of drag reducers,
operations and maintenance of tank farm and pump stations are other areas of expertise
available with IndianOil’s Pipelines Division.