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User currently offlineMozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2168 posts, RR: 13
Posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3107 times:

I know that there are a number of airports that have siginificant contribution to their O&D traffic thanks to the fact that there is a strong presence of the oil industry. Some of them are in rather "exotic" places, and others at least generate some surprising routings (like Aberdeen-Stavanger).

My question: which airports are "oil destinations"? Which routes are flown primarily to cater to the oil industry?

Cities that I can think of:

Aberdeen
Stavanger
Norwich (?)
Houston
Bakersfield (?)
Anchorage (?)
Veracruz
Maracaraibo
Port Harcourt
Malabo
Libreville
Kuwait
Abu Dhabi
Jeddah
Doha (?)
Basra
Kish Island

Which others?

Also, I think Air France's Dedicate service caters primarily to "oil passengers".

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User currently offlineTexasLonghorn From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3066 times:

Amsterdam? Shell's headquarters is located in the NL, right?

User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26414 posts, RR: 76
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3059 times:

Quoting Mozart (Thread starter):
Bakersfield (?)

No

Quoting Mozart (Thread starter):
Which others?

Lagos
Amsterdam (though it has other traffic, so does Houston)
Jakarta
Rangoon



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26414 posts, RR: 76
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3058 times:

Quoting TexasLonghorn (Reply 1):
Amsterdam? Shell's headquarters is located in the NL, right?

Royal Dutch Shell, yeah, I think so Big grin



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User currently offline2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3072 times:

More cities with "some" Oil business in or around:
YYC
YEG
DFW
MTY
GDL
Minatitlán, México
Barrancabermeja, Colombia
Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela
POS
Piura, Perú
Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina
Bakú, Azerbarjian
Almaty, Kazastan
LAD
LOS
ABJ



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User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25054 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3038 times:

Baku Azerbaijan,
Damman/Dhahran Saudi Arabia,
Caracas Venezuela



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User currently offlineRtfm From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2996 times:

HME is pretty well only for oil business traffic.

User currently offlineBananaBoY From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1577 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2971 times:

I visited Norwich the other day and saw on the departures screen helicopter flights out to the gas fields in the North Sea. Not high volumes like some of the other airports mentioned, but I was surprised.. never realised that.


Mark



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User currently offlineLono From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1335 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2980 times:

Back in day Western had DC10 "Spaceship" service that linked "oil cities"
flight went IAH-YEG-ANC-YEG-IAH... damn thing was always full of "oil field workers".... so yes let us not forget that ANC is one of the most important oil cities in the USA..... Western also had ANC-FAI-SCC-FAI-ANC 727 service for a time... that linked with this flight...



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User currently offlineSamL From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2956 times:

a fair few places in North Africa I woudl guess - Tripoli? Hassid Maohood (or whatever it is)? Algiers? Benghazi?

also Groningen (?) in the Netherlands, Esjberg, Humberside??


User currently offlineTs-ior From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3462 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2929 times:

Hassi Messaoud in Algeria, probably Ghedames and Sebha in Lybia, and El Borma in Tunisia.

User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12134 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2906 times:

What about Siberia? Hunan Island (China)? North Slope Alaska? Anwar, Alaska? Don't forget Baghdad was a big oil destination for the UN "oil for money, opps I mean food program" in the 1990s.

User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2910 times:

What about the cities valid for Air France's "Petroleum Club" FFP? I wonder if they'd still have such a program under the new "Flying Blue".

Membership of the Petroleum Club is reserved to persons aged 18 years who are employed by oil or gas production or exploration companies or by companies sub-contracted to oil or gas production or exploration companies recognised by Air France, and who make at least one return air journey for professional reasons to and from countries with production or exploration sites, on Air France oil routes.


Air France oil routes are those routes serving the following destinations from Paris :

Abidjan, Abu Dhabi, Amman, Atlanta, Bangkok, Beirut, Beijing, Bombay, Boston, Brazzaville, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Caracas, Cincinnati, Cotonou, Damascus, Douala, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Kinshasa, Lagos, Libreville, Lome, Luanda, Manila, Mexico, Miami, N'Djamena, New York, Niamey, Nouakchott, Port Harcourt, Rio de Janeiro, Riyadh, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore and Yaounde.

p/s - Singapore, although does not produce a single drop of oil within its territory, is Southeast Asia's largest oil refinery centre.


User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2892 times:

What about Tashkent?

User currently offlineBeany From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2883 times:

Quoting TexasLonghorn (Reply 1):
Amsterdam? Shell's headquarters is located in the NL, right?

Shell is an Anglo Dutch company. It was started in London in 1833 as Shell whilst in the Netherlands a rival company called Royal Dutch was formed some years later.

In time, it became obvious that the competing Dutch and British companies would do better working together. In 1907, the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of companies was created to incorporate their operations worldwide.


The Headquaters are split between Amsterdam and London. The one in London is right next to the London Eye, you cannot miss it.


User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7409 posts, RR: 57
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2835 times:

Quoting KEno (Reply 12):
Air France oil routes are those routes serving the following destinations from Paris :

Abidjan, Abu Dhabi, Amman, Atlanta, Bangkok, Beirut, Beijing, Bombay, Boston, Brazzaville, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Caracas, Cincinnati, Cotonou, Damascus, Douala, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Kinshasa, Lagos, Libreville, Lome, Luanda, Manila, Mexico, Miami, N'Djamena, New York, Niamey, Nouakchott, Port Harcourt, Rio de Janeiro, Riyadh, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore and Yaounde.

Pointe Noire (PNR) is also an important "oil destination", served nonstop from CDG by AF 5 x Weekly now, as a "Dedicate" A319ER service.


User currently offlineTAN FLYR From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1906 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2780 times:

I'd have to disagree with N1120A, there is some decent oil traffic at BFL..just maybe not from his location at LAX. COEX is coming up on a yr with its service to IAH and DLex is putting on a flight to SLC..the location of the new owners of the former Shell, former Texaco refinery in BFL.

While it may not be what it once was, there is still quite a bit of oil left in the San Joaquin Valleys south end (Kern River).Estimates are at least 20 yrs worth yet.


User currently offlineWassch71 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2005, 208 posts, RR: 17
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2757 times:

Mozart,

Isn't Kish rather an internal tourism destination in Iran? I have a colleague from Iran, and she described it as a "duty free area" where people tried to go in order to get stuff less readily available or way more expensive in Teheran.
http://www.kishisland.com/

Regards,
Wassch71



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User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2706 times:

Tulsa TUL is another (though not to the degree of years past)
Midland, Texas MAF
and even New Orleans (of course there is other traffic)
Some smaller cities like Ponca City, Oklahoma (with EAS) and Southeastern New Mexico.

Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Capt-AWACS, Houston-Energy capital of the World


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24923 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2669 times:

Newcastle, UK as well. A lot of gas/oil workers use the NCL-SVG flights on Wideroe


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User currently offlineIFLYMCO From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 482 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2653 times:

Quoting Wassch71 (Reply 17):
Isn't Kish rather an internal tourism destination in Iran? I have a colleague from Iran, and she described it as a "duty free area" where people tried to go in order to get stuff less readily available or way more expensive in Teheran

Thats how it was explained to me as well, perhaps there is some oil business on the island??



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User currently offlineBogota From Colombia, joined Sep 2004, 819 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2639 times:

Maracaibo, Venezuela

User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2623 times:

N1120A-Why not Bakersfield?

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 11):
North Slope Alaska?

Prudhoe Bay? or Barrow? or Both?

Quoting Lono (Reply 8):
Western also had ANC-FAI-SCC-FAI-ANC 727 service for a time... that linked with this flight...

SCC=Prudhoe Bay

Once upon a time, Continental and Alaska had an interchange: DEN-PDX-ANC-SCC.

If the refinement of Shale Oil on the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains ever becomes cost effective....watch for Grand Junction Colorado to become an "Oil"destination. (projected timeframe, 2200-2300 A.D.) Over 60% of the world's shale oil reserves, and the most easily recoverable deposits are located in the Piceance Creek Basin in western Colorado and the Uinta Basin in eastern Utah.



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User currently offlineSESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3471 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2541 times:

Has anyone said Houston, TX, cause Houston has HUGE ties to the American oil industry?

Jeremy


User currently offlineLJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4418 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2538 times:

Quoting TexasLonghorn (Reply 1):
Amsterdam? Shell's headquarters is located in the NL, right?

Shell's headquarters is in The Hague and Rotterdam is "their" airport.


25 Pdpsol : In Latin America, the "oil destinations" are: - Naturally, I am only listing the administrative capitals of the region's oil companies, not the field
26 Luisde8cd : THe old CO flight IAH-MAR (Maracaibo, Venezuela) - IAH used to be a very good example of an OIL route.
27 COfaninBOS : CO didn't operate IAH-Maracaibo as far as I know. However, Viasa served this route. I flew it once with my dad on an AB3. I think it was twice a week
28 MAH4546 : Continental definitley has a thing for serving oil destinations. Many of the destinations they have added in the past few years - Edmonton, St. John's
29 Diesel1 : Other UK destinations could include Scatsa and Sumburgh Mark, why would you consider Bristol a major oil city...?
30 Klwright69 : I believe they certainly did. But we're talking circa late 70's and prestrike
31 Prebennorholm : Not exactly so. Rotterdam has much too few routes with much too low frequencies. We Shell workers go to AMS and take the train to The Hague - or to R
32 Lt-AWACS : When I moved from Houston to Maracaibo I flew Viasa (but we connected somewhere-I don't remember), this was the early 80s though. Ciao, and Hook 'em H
33 B4real : I'd put a vote in for LGB. I'm staying out here in Long Beach area and there are oil rigs in the bay, oil pumps on many corners, and refineries as wel
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