FOSA Case Studies & Papers
Fiber optic sensing examples and technical papers.
The BTC pipeline is a critical international oil pipeline owned by The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline Company (BTC Co), a consortium of 11 energy company partners. BP is the principle Operator of the pipeline.
Within Turkey, the BP designated operator is BIL (BOTAS International Ltd), a commercial subsidiary of the BOTAS state-owned company, operating the Turkish national oil & gas pipeline networks.
The pipeline covers a wide range of terrain up to elevations of 2,650m in the central Turkish highlands to the highly arable and populated Ceyhan / Seyhan valley in Southern Turkey - connecting the Azeri-Chiraq-Guneshli oil field in the Caspian with Western markets. A throughput of 1 Million barrels per day (1% of daily global demand) underlies the global strategic importance of the BTC pipeline.