PFC: The Azurite FDPSO-Concept and Challenges
The Azurite FDPSO is the world's first floating, drilling, production, storage and offloading (FDPSO) vessel. She was converted at the Keppel Shipyard from the VLCC to FDPSO between July 2007 and February 2009.On 10 August 2009, Azurite FDPSO started production at the Azurite offshore oilfield in waters of the Republic of the Congo.
The Azurite FDPSO has storage capacity 1.4 million barrels (220×10
^3 m3) of crude oil. Its processing capacity is 60 thousand barrels per day (9.5×10 ^3 m3/d) of fluid and 40 thousand barrels per day (6.4×10 ^3 m3/d) of oil.
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