About KNOP

We are a limited partnership formed in February 2013 to operate and acquire vessels, with a focus on the shuttle tanker segment.

The shuttle tanker is often described as a “floating pipeline,” and usually operates under a period charter which is a non-volume based contract. Our tankers typically shuttle oil from offshore installations to onshore facilities in much the same way a pipeline would transport oil along the ocean floor. Each vessel is operating in a niche space and, typically being built to the charterers' requirements, are often used on specific oilfields over the long term. The vessels initially attract charters with National Oil Companies and Oil Majors.

A shuttle tanker