Portfolio Companies

Bapco

Bapco was established in 1929 by California’s Standard Oil Company (SOCAL) to undertake oil exploration activities in Bahrain. Since then, the Company has been heavily involved in the development of Bahrain’s oil and gas sector, including the discovery of the Bahrain field in 1932. Oil was first exported in 1934, and the Bapco Refinery started its operations in July 12, 1936.

Bapco
Year of Establishment
1929
Business Sector
267,000 bpd Sitra Refinery
Barrels Storage Facility
14 million
Bapco Refinery

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Bapco Refinery
Year of Establishment

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Barrels Storage Facility

The Government acquired 60% of Bapco’s shares in 1975, when the downstream facilities were split from upstream and gas distribution, which the Government acquired 100%in addition to the remaining shares of Bapco in 1997.

Bapco owns and operates the 267,000 bpd Sitra Refinery, as well as storage facilities with a capacity of over 14 million barrels, which comprise around 170 storage tanks of varying capacities at the ‘Refinery Tank Farm’, and 5 km northeast of the Refinery on Sitra Island - the ‘Sitra Tank Farm’ - and the marketing terminal, the ‘Marketing Terminal Storage’.