FPSO Roles and Characteristics

Asked by wangroc 7 years, 4 months ago | 1 Answers

A FPSO has some very unique roles and characteristics compared to a fixed platform:

  • Provide a safe environment for production operations
  • Provide a suitable “platform” for oil production, crude oil storage & offloading
  • Provide facilities to separate, export or dispose of any associated fluids and contaminants
  • Provide suitable utilities and accommodation to support production operations
  • Provide facilities which will deliver a high level of production uptime
  • Provide facilities with the reliability & integrity for life of field operations


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Normandy 7 years, 4 months ago

A FPSO also:

  • Can be disconnected from their moorings, so FPSO is optimal for areas that experience severe weather conditions
  • Can be moved, and a better economical solution for more marginal fields, in that the FPSO can be moved to another development and redeployed once the original field has been depleted
  • Is a best choice for development when there are no existing pipelines or infrastructure to transfer production to shore

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