Are you concerned that the current FPSO wave will pass you up? When FPSOs arrive in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, will you be prepared? …or will you miss the boat?
The Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) business has made a significant contribution to oil production worldwide for several decades. As a result of that heritage, several facets of the industry have evolved. From Aframax conversions to giant new-builds; from black oil production to floating LPG, the FPSO industry continues to spawn unique designs to solve unique problems. Another new era may soon emerge.
On January 2, 2002, the U. S. Department of Interior’s Mineral Management Service approved the concept of utilizing FPSOs in U. S. Gulf of Mexico waters. Prior to that date, they were prohibited. But when will they be here? And will you be prepared to be a part of the action?
This lecture will introduce you to key technical areas and features of typical FPSO facilities including hulls, topsides, risers, and mooring systems. It will also identify some of the standard features expected to be the norm for Gulf of Mexico FPSOs.