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Major types of Crude Oil we supply
  • Benin from Benin;
  • Djeno Blend, Kitina, Emeraude, Kitina, Yanga, Loango, Zatchi, Tchibouela and Likouala from Congo;
  • Kole Marine, Lokele from Cameroon;
  • Bonny Light, Qua Iboe Light, Escravos Light, Brass Blend, Pennington Light from Nigeria
  • Gamba, Lucina Marina, Mandji, Salt-Pond from Gabon
  • Safueiro, Saharan Blend, Zarzaitine, Takula, Malongo, Cabinda, Palanca from Angola
  • Zaire from Zaire

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The market place for BUYING hard/physical commodities. These are commodities that are typically natural resources and must be mined or extracted
We are laser focus on two products, without which the world will be an uncomfortable place:-
  • Crude Oil
  • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

The mode of transportation of our products are by large ocean going vessels. Average Freight Rate Assessment (AFRA) are, AFRAMAX are medium-sized oil tankers with dead weight tonnage (DWT) between 80,000 and 119,999. Although they are small in size compared to VLCC and ULCC, AFRAMAX tankers have capacity to carry up to 120,000 metric tonnes of crude oil. They are ideal for short to medium-haul oil trades, and are principally used in regions of lower crude production, or those areas that lack sizeable/large ports to accommodate huge oil carriers
Are very large and ultra large cargo vessels with capacity over 150,000 DWT. They are categorised under VLCC,ULCC, VLOC and ULOC  and can be as large as 400,000 DWT or even more. They serve regions with deepwater terminals.

Are also very large bulk carrier which can't be longer than 360m (1,180 ft), wider than 65 m (213 ft) and her draft can't be more than 24 m (79 ft). The deadweight tonnage of these vessels is 380,000–400,000 DWT.
Ship's maximum measurements are defined by the Chinamax standars, allowing ports to determine whether they can accommodate ships in this class. As the name suggests, these ships are often used to move cargo to and from China along several trade routes.

Handymax, are small-sized cargo ships with  size less than 60,000 DWT. 
Supramax are vessels having capacity between 50,000 to 60,000 DWT. Due to their small size, they are capable of operating in regions with small ports with length and draught restrictions. therefore forming the majority of ocean going cargo vessels in the world.

Handysize are small-sized ships with capacity ranging between 15,000 and 35,000 DWT. These vessels are ideal for small as well as large ports, and so make up the majority of ocean cargo vessels in the world. They are mainly used in transporting finished petroleum products and for bulk cargo

VLCC stands for Very Large Crude Carriers. Their size ranging between 180,000 to 320,000 DWT. They are very flexible in using terminals and can also operate in ports with depth limitations. VLCC's are used extensively around the North Sea, Mediterranean and West Africa.
ULCC or Ultra Large Crude Carriers are the largest shipping vessels in the world with a size more than 320,000 DWT. Called Super Tankers, ULCC's are used for long-haul oil crude transportation from Middle East to Europe, Asia, and North America.

Bonga Crude Oil
The production is the largest deep-water project to commence production in Nigeria. Is operated by Shell on behalf of NNPC and its co-venture partners (Shell 55%, Esso 20%, Total 12.5%, Agip 12.5%). Exports commenced in 4Q 2005 and producing ~150 kbd.
Bonga Terminal and Single Point Mooring (SPM) Latitude 4° 33’ 45’’ North, Longitude 04° 37’ 28’’ East) buoy located 1 mile from the Floating Production Storage and Offtake unit (FPSO), 50 nautical miles off the Nigerian coast (about 133 nautical miles from Lagos) in a water depth of ~1000 meters.
The FPSO consists of a large, barge shaped vessel, spread moored to 12 suction pile anchors orientation of 185 degrees. Storage capacity of 2 million barrels, maximum loading rate of 47,000 barrels per hour, designed to produce 225,000 barrels of crude oil per day. Normal cargo size is 1 million barrels with minimum cargo size of 300,000 barrels.
Tankers loading dimension at the Bonga Offshore Terminal SPM are as follows:-
Length 360 m
Bow to manifold 170 m
Beam 58 m
Draft 21.2 m
Summer DWT 350,000 tonnes

Erha Crude Oil
Production started Q1 2006, producing ~140 kbd with ExxonMobil entitlement of ~44%. The Erha Terminal is located in the Gulf of Guinea approximate 5º 21' 36" N 4º 21' 00" E. The Terminal is about 85 nautical miles South East of Lagos Port. It consists of spread-moored floating production and offloading [FPSO] with storage capacity of 2.2 million barrels of crude oil.
Tankers with max deadweight of 350,000 M/T can moor to Catenary Anchor Leg Moored (CALM) buoy about 1 nautical mile off the starboard quarter [SE] of the FPSO. Crude oil is transfer rate at 40,000 BPH via 16” floating hose strings. The Terminal is operated on a 24x7, operational circumstances permitting. Ships berthing only during daylight hours but ships can un-berth any time of the day.

Ebok Crude Oil
Production started Q2 of 2011, production rate of ~30 kbd.
Load Port Data:- Ebok Terminal is an FSO (Floating Storage Offtake) located in the Gulf of Guinea off the Nigerian coast approximately 4º 06' 04" N 8º 10' 29" E, about 55 kilometres South East of Qua Iboe Terminal. The Terminal consists of 12 point spread-moored floating storage and offtake [FSO] unit with storage capacity of 1.2 million barrels of crude oil. Stabilised crude oil is delivered to the FSO via dedicated 8” free catenary jumper hose spanning 70 metres between the Mobile Production Unit and the FSO. Offloading of crude from the FSO to vessels is through 20” single floating hose system with maximum rate of 40,000 bbls/hour.
Export tankers up to a maximum deadweight of 300,000 M/T can be loaded at the FSO.

Qua Iboe Crude Oil
Produced from numerous offshore fields in the Bight of Biafra in south-eastern Nigeria, east of the Oso field, 20 to 40 miles offshore of Nigeria's South Eastern region, brought on-shore by seabed pipeline system to the Qua Iboe terminal (QIT).
Production averages ~400kbd. ExxonMobil, the field operator, holds 40% interest in the field production mix with Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) 60%.
Load Port Data:- Qua Iboe Terminal 40 20'N, 70 59'E on eastern side of Qua Iboe river estuary containing nine crude oil storage tanks with 4.5 million bbls capacity. Vessels can be loaded through SPM 23 miles offshore that can accommodate vessels up to 312,000 DWT, a 345,000 MT displacement limit and BCM equal to 175 meters maximum. Maximum draft berths is 72 feet. Qua Iboe crude oil parcel sizes are normally about 950,000 barrels, but up to 2 million barrels can be loaded. Maximum loading rate is ~50,000 barrels per hour with 42-inch loading line to the SPM.

USAN Crude Oil
Usan production since February 2012 peak production expectation of ~180KBD. Estimated proven and probable reserves more than 500 million barrels. Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is the concession holder. Total E&P Nigeria Ltd. operates OML 138 (OPL 222) with a 20% interest. Partners are Chevron Petroleum Nigeria Ltd. (30%), Esso E&P Nigeria (Offshore East) Ltd. (30%) and Nexen Petroleum Nigeria Ltd. (20%)
Load Port Data: - Usan is loaded from the Usan FPSO. It is about 60 miles South off the coast of Nigeria in the Gulf of Guinea.

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