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Encyclopedia > Floating Production Storage and Offloading

A Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessel (FPSO; also called a "unit" and a "system") is a type of floating tank system used by the offshore oil and gas industry and designed to take all of the oil or gas produced from a nearby platform (s), process it, and store it until the oil or gas can be offloaded onto waiting tankers, or sent through a pipeline. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1538x1350, 634 KB)Schematic of the Terra Nova FPSO Accommodations: sleeping quarters for the crew Helideck: landing platform for transport helicopters Turret area: connecting point between the FPSO and the subsea systems Water injection: inject treated seawater for reservoir Separation-high... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1538x1350, 634 KB)Schematic of the Terra Nova FPSO Accommodations: sleeping quarters for the crew Helideck: landing platform for transport helicopters Turret area: connecting point between the FPSO and the subsea systems Water injection: inject treated seawater for reservoir Separation-high... Terra Nova Oil Project. ... Offshore has three principal meanings: Physical - in the sea away from the shore; not on the shoreline but out to sea. ... Pumpjack pumping an oil well near Lubbock, Texas Ignacy Łukasiewicz - creator of the process of refining of kerosene from crude oil. ... Gas can also refer to gasoline and natural gas and also hydrogen. ... Commercial crude oil supertanker AbQaiq. ...


A Floating storage and offloading unit is a similar system, but without the possibility to do any processing of the oil or gas. A Floating Storage and Offloading unit (FSO) is, as its name suggests, a floating storage device, usually for oil. ...

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History

Oil has been produced from offshore locations since the 1950s. Originally, all oil platforms sat on the seabed, but as exploration moved to deeper waters and more distant locations in the 1970s, floating production systems came to be used. The Hibernia platform is the worlds largest oil platform. ...


Oil produced from offshore production platforms can be transported to the mainland either by pipeline or by tanker. When a tanker solution is chosen, it is necessary to accumulate oil in some form of tank such that an oil tanker is not continuously occupied while sufficient oil is produced to fill the tanker. The Hibernia platform is the worlds largest oil platform. ... This article is about the geomorphological/geopolitical term; MAINLAND is also a cheese brand owned by Fonterra, a New Zealand dairy company. ...


Often the solution is a decommissioned oil tanker which has been stripped down and equipped with facilities to be connected to a mooring buoy. Oil is accumulated in the FPSO until there is sufficient amount to fill a transport tanker, at which point the transport tanker connects to the stern of the floating storage unit and offloads the oil.


An FPSO has the capability to carry out some form of oil separation process obviating the need for such facilities to be located on an oil platform. Partial separation may still be done on the oil platform to increase the oil capacity of the pipeline(s) to the FPSO. An oil production plant is a facility, which performs processing of production fluids from oil wells in order to separate out key components and prepare them for export. ...

FPSO diagram
FPSO diagram

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (961x550, 34 KB) Licensing Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (961x550, 34 KB) Licensing Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ...

Advantages

Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessels are particularly effective in remote or deepwater locations where seabed pipelines are not cost effective. FPSOs eliminate the need to lay expensive long-distance pipelines from the oil well to an onshore terminal. They can also be used economically in smaller oil fields which can be exhausted in a few years and do not justify the expense of installing a fixed oil platform. Once the field is depleted, the FPSO can be moved to a new location.


Vessels

Records

The world's largest FPSO is the Kizomba A, with a storage capacity of 2.2 million barrels. Built at a cost of over US$800 million by Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan, Korea, it is operated by Esso Exploration Angola (ExxonMobil). Located in 1200 meters (3,940 ft) of water at Deepwater block 200 statute miles (320 km) offshore in the Atlantic Ocean from Angola, West Africa, it weighs 81,000 tonnes and is 285 meters long, 63 meters wide, and 32 meters high ((935 ft by 207 ft by 105 ft).[1] USD redirects here. ... Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. ... Ulsan, a metropolitan city in the south-east of South Korea, facing the Sea of Japan (East Sea). ... This article is about the Korean civilization. ... For other uses, see Exon (disambiguation). ... The metre, or meter (symbol: m) is the SI base unit of length. ... A mile is any of several units of distance, or, in physics terminology, of length. ...  Western Africa (UN subregion)  Maghreb[1] West Africa or Western Africa is the westernmost region of the African continent. ... A tonne or metric ton (symbol t), sometimes referred to as a metric tonne, is a measurement of mass equal to 1,000 kilograms. ...


Current FPSOs

FPSO Vessel Name Oilfield Location Operator Owner
Abo FPSO Abo Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria Agip Prosafe
Anasuria FPSO Teal, Teal South, Guillemot A North Sea, UK Shell
Aoka Mizu Ettrick North Sea, UK Nexen
Åsgard A Åsgard North Sea, Norway StatoilHydro
Berge Helene Chinguetti North Atlantic Ocean, Mauretania Woodside Petroleum
Bleo Holm Ross, Blake, Parry North Sea, UK Talisman Energy March 1999
Bonga FPSO Bonga Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria Shell
Brasil FPSO Roncador Campo Basin, Brazil Petrobras SBM Offshore
Capixaba FPSO Golfinho Esprito Santo Basin, Brazil Petrobras
Captain FPSO Captain North Sea, UK ChevronTexaco
Cidade de Vitoria FPSO Golfinho II Vitoria, Brazil Petrobras 2006 Saipem
Cossack Pioneer Cossack, Wanaea Indian Ocean, Australia Woodside Petroleum
Espadarte FPSO Espadarte Campos Basin, Brazil Petrobras SBM Offshore
Espoir Ivorien Espoir Gulf of Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire CNR Prosafe
Falcon FPSO Yoho Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria ExxonMobil SBM Offshore
Four Vanguard Woollybutt Indian Ocean, Australia ENI
Gimboa FPSO Gimboa South Atlantic Ocean, Angola Sonangol 2007 Saipem
Girassol FPSO Girassol South Atlantic Ocean, Angola Total
Glas Dowr Sable Indian Ocean, South Africa PetroSA 2003
Global Producer III Dumbarton North Sea, UK Maersk 2006
Griffin Venture FPSO Griffin, Chinook, Scindian Indian Ocean, Australia BHP Billiton
Gryphon FPSO Gryphon North Sea, UK Maersk 1993
Hæwene Brim FPSO Pierce North Sea, UK Shell 1999
Jotun A Jotun North Sea, Norway ExxonMobil
Kizomba A Hungo, Chocalho South Atlantic Ocean, Angola ExxonMobil
Kizomba B Kissanje, Dikanza South Atlantic Ocean, Angola ExxonMobil
MacCulloch FPSO MacCulloch North Sea, UK ConocoPhillips April 1997
Maersk Curlew Curlew North Sea, UK Shell
Marlim Sul FPSO Marlim Sul Campos Basin, Brazil Petrobras
Munin Lufeng, Xijiang South China Sea, China CNOOC
Mystars FPSO Okono, Okpoho Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria Agip
Nganhurra FPSO Enfield Indian Ocean, Australia Woodside Petroleum
Norne FPSO Norne North Sea, Norway StatoilHydro
Northern Endeavour Laminaria Timor Sea, Indonesia Woodside Petroleum
Petrojarl Banff Banff North Sea, UK CNR
Petrojarl Foinaven Foinaven North Sea, UK BP
Petrojarl I Glitne North Sea, Norway StatoilHydro
Petrojarl Varg Varg North Sea, Norway Talisman Energy
Pertroleo Nautipa FPSO Etame South Atlantic Ocean, Gabon Vaalco Energy Fred Olsen Production, Prosafe
Polvo FPSO Polvo South Atlantic Ocean, Brazil Devon Energy 2007 Prosafe
Rang Dong 1 Rang Dong South China Sea, Vietnam JVPC,Nippon oil Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Ruby Princess FPSO Ruby South China Sea, Vietnam Petrovietnam Prosafe
Schiehallion FPSO Schiehallion North Sea, UK BP
Sea Eagle FPSO EA Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria Shell
SeaRose White Rose Grand Banks of Newfoundland, Canada Husky Energy 2005
Seillean FPSO Golfinho Esprito Santo Basin, Brazil Petrobras
Serpentina FPSO Zafiro Gulf of Guinea, Equatorial Guinea Exxonmobil
Terra Nova Terra Nova Grand Banks of Newfoundland, Canada Petro-Canada 2002
Triton Bittern, Guillemot West, Guillemot Northwest North Sea, UK Amerada Hess
Uisge Gorm FPSO Fife, Fergus, Flora, Angus North Sea, UK Amerada Hess

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Prosafe OSE: PRS is the world leader in semi-submersible accommodation and service rigs and a large operator of Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) and Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO). ... Filipino name Tagalog: Luzon Sea Portuguese name Portuguese: Mar da China Meridional Vietnamese name Vietnamese: The South China Sea is a marginal sea south of China. ... Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd (MHI) (三菱重工業, Mitsubishi JÅ«kōgyō) TYO: 7011 is a Japanese company. ... Filipino name Tagalog: Luzon Sea Portuguese name Portuguese: Mar da China Meridional Vietnamese name Vietnamese: The South China Sea is a marginal sea south of China. ... Petrovietnam is officially known as Vietnam Oil and Gas Corporation (in Vietnamese: Tổng công ty Dầu khí Việt Nam). ... Prosafe OSE: PRS is the world leader in semi-submersible accommodation and service rigs and a large operator of Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) and Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO). ... 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Builders

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References

  1. ^ http://www.exxonmobileurope.com/Corporate/Newsroom/Publications/TheLamp_3_2005/story2.asp "Production grows in West Africa’s largest deepwater development"] - The Lamp - Volume 86 Number 3 2004 - Exxon Mobil Corporation

External links

  • Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Installations at the United Kingdom Offshore Operators Association
    • FPSO's FAQ's at the United Kingdom Offshore Operators Association
  • FPSOs at the U.S. Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service - Gulf of Mexico OCS Region
  • FPSO pages at Offshore-Technology
    • Kizomba
    • Petrojarl 1
    • Terra Nova
    • White Rose
  • FPSO pages at Ship-Technology
    • Anasuria
    • Bonga
    • Ramform Banff
    • Searose
  • 2004 worldwide survey of Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Units Mustang Engineering and BHP Billiton. (Adobe Acrobat *.PDF document)
  • 2007 worldwide survey of Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Units Mustang Engineering and BHP Billiton. (Adobe Acrobat *.PDF document)

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Floating oil production system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (284 words)
Common abbreviations for major types of floating production systems are FPSO (floating production, storage, and offloading system), FSO (floating storage and offloading system), and FSU (floating storage unit).
Floating production systems are large ships (about one half of existing systems are converted oil tankers) equipped with processing facilities and moored to a location for a long period.
The oil is stored in the hull of the FPSO and periodically offloaded to shuttle tankers.
Floating Production Storage and Offloading - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (546 words)
Oil is accumulated in the FPSO until there is sufficient amount to fill a transport tanker at which point the transport tanker connects to the stern of the floating storage unit and offloads the oil.
A FPSO have the capability to carry out some form of oil separation process obviating the need for such facilities to be located on an oil platform.
The world's largest FPSO is the Kizomba A, it has a storage capacity of 2.2 million barrels.
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