About fps

What we do

The Forties Pipeline System (FPS) is a 100% INEOS-owned integrated oil and gas liquid transportation and processing system with a nominal capacity in excess of one million barrels per day serving the central area of the North Sea. Oil and gas liquids from over 50 offshore fields and St Fergus flow through pipelines into FPS.

FPS transports crude oil and gas liquids from offshore and onshore entry points, processes the liquids at Kinneil and redelivers to the customer Forties Blend crude oil at Hound Point and either raw gas or fractionated gas products at Grangemouth.

In the early 1990's FPS replaced the original offshore Forties pipeline and made an additional £1 billion speculative investment to establish FPS as a predominantly third party system. This investment funded the oversize of the pipeline from 32-inch to 36-inch, the installation of the Forties Unity offshore riser platform, two additional onshore pumping stations, an additional oil stabilization and processing train at Kinneil, an additional crude storage tank at Dalmeny and an additional crude oil loading jetty at Hound Point.

FPS has played a major role in the development of the Central North Sea over the past 25 years. The progressive expansion of our system is underpinned by our experience of working closely with customers to meet the needs of North Sea oil and gas development. The harnessing of complementary skills and openness to new possibilities and technologies has transformed a safe and competitive oil and gas transportation system into a key tool for progress in the North Sea.

We have a track record of innovation and are willing to explore with you any options to support your field development and operation. We are open about both the availability of capacity in our pipeline system and the terms and conditions for our service, including our tariff. By being straightforward and customer-focused we step beyond traditional expectations.