Oil fields extend up to 20 miles from the shore for a distance of over 60
miles E of Jakarta. Within this restricted area there are five (5) production
platforms and many other oil structures interconnected by submerged pipelines
for oil and gas.
Ardjuna Oil Terminal provides four berths for export tankers, one alongside
a storage barge and three at SBMs, all moored in depths of about 40 m
(132'). SBM 2, the SE-most, is designed for tankers up to 100,000 tdw.
SBM 4, the NW-most, is designed for tankers up to 200,000 tdw.
Each of the above mentioned SBMs is used for shipment of crude oil and is
equipped with a dual 49 m (160') 15" circ. floating brailine
mooring rope with anti-chafe chains of 6.7 m (22') in length. Crude oil
is loaded through
two 242 m (795') long strings of 16" floating hoses, each ending
in a 12" rail hose with 12" ASA 150 flange, which is connected to
the tanker's port side manifold. All crude oil tankers not having
12" hose connection should provide their own reducers in such a way
that they do not cause any delay in the hose connecting operation. The
weight of each hose is apprx. 2.5 t.
Loading of crude oil from the storage barge to the tankers will be through
A O Smith positive displacement meters, of which there are four, each
having a max. capacity of 2,000 m3/h (12,500 bbls/h). Loading rates are of
min. 2,400 m3 (15,000 bbls). Tankers loading at SBM 4 can accomplish a max.
loading rate of apprx. 5,500 m3/h (35,000 bbls/h). Simultaneous loading
from the two SBMs is not allowed. Masters are reminded that for safety
reasons it is advisable to have the ship half loaded as quickly as
Typical Ardjuna Crude specification
API gravity at 60 deg. F
Reid Vapour Pressure
Kinematic Viscosity at 100 deg. F
Pour Point, deg. F
Carbon Residue, %wt.
B.S. & W, % Vol
Flash (TCC), deg. F
Masters intending to follow the Load-on-Top procedure must inform the
terminal in advance.
"ARDJUNA SAKTI", the LBG storage facility - is a pre-stressed
concrete barge measuring 140 m by 41 m and having a depth of 17 m
(461'*136'*56'). It is moored at SBM 5. The barge carries
twelve tanks with a total storage
capacity of 60,000 m3. There are five (5) large Yokohama type rubber
fenders, each of 6.5 m in length and 3.3 m in diameter on the starboard
side of the barge.
LPG tankers are moored alongside the barge, using five (5) headlines, four
(4) sternlines and four (4) springs. Vessels are requested to provide these
ropes. Where tension winches are available, they will only be used if they
locked in a fixed position. The following Operating Rules have been
adopted which shall apply to the lifting of products from the "Ardjuna
1) It is the vessel's responsibility to provide a
connection suitable to connect the Camlock flanges. Failure of the loading
vessel to present the required 12" ANSI 150 flange for connection will
result in rejection of the vessel for loading and cancellation of her
Notice of Readiness. The terminal will have a limited number of spool
pieces and reducers available but will not accept any obligation or
liability to provide them.
2) Refrigerated LPG vessels will not be considered ready
for loading at Ardjuna Marine Terminal unless and until all LPG tanks
contain LPG vapours and are cooled down sufficiently to permit loading of
3) Vessels receiving fully refrigerated products will only
be acceptable for loading provided they are capable of receiving and
keeping the products at a pressure up to 2.5 psi; such vessels must have a
capable of liquefying all vapours coming from vessels tanks resulting from
loading at the max. rate of 3,120 m3/h and including these vapours are
formed as a result of heat gained by the vessel's tanks.
4) The Ardjuna Sakti is equipped with a vapour compressor
and condensing facilities for liquefying vapours, however, no liability of
any kind whatsoever, to provide the compressor and or condensing facilities
for vessel's use, is accepted.
5) Provided a vessel has the capabilities described in
paragraph 3, at the sole discretion of the Terminal Superintendent or his
designated representative, in the event the vessel has difficulties with
her refrigeration system, the facilities available on the Ardjuna Sakti may
be made available to assist the vessel provided they are operational. There
is no obligation implied or accepted to continue to assist the vessel with
chill down, even if assistance has been commenced. In the event that
assistance is requested and is provided, all charges and expenses incurred
must be paid for by the consignee. Such charges shall include any amount
payable in demurrage for all the time that chill down operations cause the
vessel to exceed the allowed laytime. The conditions set out in this
paragraph (5 ) for assisting in chill down operations shall apply to
6) Ardjuna Marine Terminal has no facilities for inerting
arriving LPG tankers. It is imperative that arriving vessels do not arrive
with tanks designated to receive product in air. Vessels arriving to load
LPG will not be accepted for loading product, if the oxygen in the tanks
exceeds 8.0 mole percent.
A pumping rate of 3,180 m3 (20,000 bbls or 1,600 metric tons/h) at a max.
rail pressure of 10 psi can be achieved.
SBM 6, the NE-most berth, is designed to handle tankers up to 50,000 tdw
and is used for shipment of Butane Plus. Tankers loading at this buoy will
moor in the same manner as crude oil tankers. The weight of the cargo hose
to be lifted is apprx. 700 kg (1,500 lbs). An arriving Butane Plus tanker
will not be accepted for loading products if:
a) Oxygen in the tanks exceeds 8.0 mole percent.
b) Vessel is not adequately equipped with boil-off
liquefaction unit capable of liquefying all vapours coming from
vessel's tanks resulting from loading at the max. rate of 115 m3/h.
c) The bow to manifold distance exceeds 122 m (400').
There is no facility for inerting butane tankers on SBM 6, nor is there a
ship's vapour return line facility. Masters of vessels are strongly
reminded to ensure that ship's vapour compressors are in good running
Failure to observe such requirement may result in cessation of the loading
and any delay so caused will be on the ship's account.
Butane Plus is loaded through a 220 m (722') long string of 6"
floating hose extending from the SBM and connected to the tanker's port
side manifold. The hose is equipped with a 6" ANSI 150 quick-release
Camlock flange. Tankers not having a 6" manifold connection must
provide their own reducer. Failure to fulfil this obligation may result in
rejection of the vessel for loading and nullification of her Notice of
Readiness. Venting of products while the vessel is within the terminal is
not allowed. The quantity of Butane Plus delivered will be determined by a
metering system consisting of two (2) 3" A O Smith positive
When a tanker has been loaded, the documents shall be completed and be
taken on board the tanker for the Master's signature. This will take
place at the same time as final departure clearance formalities are being
carried out. Notes of Protest, if any, should be handed to the mooring
master, who will acknowledge receipt of the Note of Protest only. The
mooring master is not authorized to accept such letters.