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Information on specific UK and North Sea FPSO and FSU Installations
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Ailsa Craig FSO Alba FSO Anasuria FPSO asgard A FPSO Balder FPU Berge Hugin FPSO Bleo Holm FPSO Captain FPSO Douglas FSO Glas Dowr FPSO Gryphon A FPSO Jotun FPSO Maersk Curlew FPSO Nordic Apollo FSO Norne FPSO North Sea Producer FPSO Petrojarl 1 FPSO Petrojarl Foinaven FPSO Ramform Banff FPSO Schiehallion FPSO Triton 1 FPSO Uisge Gorm FPSO Varg FPSO Vinga FSO 3 4 5 11 15 17 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 41 45 47 51 53 55 57 59 61
Key N/K Not Known N/A Not Applicable Blank Not Available See Annex A for summary on individual UK FPSOs and FSUs See Annex E for more detail World-wide FPSOs including other North Sea
AILSA CRAIG FSO
Installed in North Sea 1989 Retired 1996 Operator Sovereign Emerald Field, UK North Sea until 1996 - Now Ima Field Nigeria 150m water depth No Turret Tripod Wishbone New Build
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2 ALBA FSO Installed in field 1993 Operator Chevron UK Alba Field. UK North Sea Internal Turret IPT Turret Supplier SBM Permanent Fluid Transfer system (FTS): Multipath Swivel FTS supplier: SBM Roller bearing Main roller bearing is located at the bottom of the turret above chaintable (See cross section drawing). 12 wells New Build Detailed information not available E4 .
21/30 (Guillemot A). Aker/Heerema. accommodation Production Shell UK Exploration & Production Ltd. storage. Conversion Engineering installation of tie-backs.3 ANASURIA FPSO Design Field Location Country Operator Status Designation Previous Names: Duty Status of Unit Unit Operator Owner Manager Newbuild monohull FPSO Teal. integration of hull. Teal South. turret and topsides) FPSO and mooring installation subcontract. Fulmar pipeline tie-in. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (barge subcontractor) Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Cooper Oil Tools. Shell Expro Engineering SBM Inc. AMEC Process & Energy (subcontractor for turret and process system. Nagasaki. Monaco (main contractor). Stork Protech. Leeds Other main Contractors Other Main Contractors 24 August 1996 sailaway Delivery E5 . Japan (barge Build History subcontractor).. 305 km E of Aberdeen UK Shell Production Anasuria Production. McDermott. 21/25. flexible risers. offloading. Teal South). Holland (topsides engineering subcontractor). subsea facilities. Guillemot A UK 21/25 (Teal. Central North Sea.
production separator. A minimum service life of twenty years is required and it is envisaged that the FPSO will be demobilised after ten years service for major survey. The cargo tanks are equipped with individual submerged cargo offloading pumps. A centre line swash type bulkhead is provided in the cargo oil tanks. The main hull is divided by bulkheads into the following compartments: fore peak water ballast. The cargo tank part is divided by transverse bulkheads into seven cargo oil tanks. The barge has a double hull consisting of side ballas tanks over the full length of the cargo tanks. provision of utility systems for FPSO shipboard. space and weight provision for a future identical gas compression train. topsides and subsea operations. cofferdam. The centre tanks are allocated to crude oil storage. During normal operation ballast tanks can be either full or empty to allow ease of operation. aft peak water ballast tank. based on 98% of full capacity excluding the slop tanks. provision of facilities for water injection. oil import and gas lift are included. 1 side water ballast tank. The cargo and slop tanks are equipped to allow crude oil washing. It is capable of storing 850. The FPSO exports oil to the existing Shell/Esso fleet of shuttle tankers or to third party tankers. including the subsea systems. and one pair of slop tanks. export of associated gases consistent with the Fulmar Gas Line requirements. Minimum provisions to allow future import of stabilized crude are provided. while the wing tanks are used for seawater ballast exclusively. BARGE DESIGN The barge is designed to receive. All FPSO systems. It is provided with a helicopter deck. cargo tanks and side water ballast tank. and a single bottom. are monitored and controlled from a single control room by an integrated Control and Management System. The FPSO is connected to subsea production manifolds using flexible risers. The cargo piping system is designed to enable simultaneous reception of crude oil from the topside facilities and offloading of the cargo. no. The barge is operated on an even keel condition in combination with ballast operation with a slight trim by the stern during stripping operations.Basic Design BASIC CONCEPT The FPSO comprises a new build turret moored monohull vessel capable of continuous operation in the CNS. flowlines and control umbilicals. All cargo and ballast tank equipment and associated systems are remotely controlled and monitored from the ICC (Installation Control Centre) located within the TSR. E6 . Tankers are moored astern to the FPSO during loading. The main functions of the FPSO are summarized as follow: production of dead crude for export by shuttle tanker. venting and gas freeing of any individual tank without affecting the safety or the continuity of crude oil production and storage. accommodation space (which functions as the TSR -. provision of facilities for water injection. all located at the stern of the barge. All tanks are designed for filling levels ranging from empty to full in terms of local tank strength. maintenance and repair. Crude oil is exported via a fiscal metering system to a tandem moored shuttle tanker. machinery room and double bottom space. store and offload crude oil produced from subsea wells and treated in the topside facilities. The produced oil from the topsides is received with a decanting line to where final crude dehydration takes place. inerting. In this process the remaining water settles by gravity prior to being displaced to one of the slop tanks for further treatment to allow overboard disposal.Temporary Safe Refuge) and a machinery space. Dehydrated crude oil is then transferred to the dedicated oil storage tanks.000 bbls of crude. treatment of produced water prior to disposal overboard.
3500 mt. Mitsubishi. Nagasaki Main control room. 500 mt. Inverurie Switchgear module. Inverurie E7 . Ferguson Seacabs. Swivel. Kinderdijk Processing topsides modules (22). IHC. Amec Process & Energy. Wallsend. 29 topsides modules. Ferguson Seacabs.Main Components Turret consisting of four sections. 1500 mt. 500 mt. Amec Process & Energy. Wallsend Quarters/helideck. 100-200 tonnes.
and all the earth-fixed part of the rigid piping. certain anchor lines are lifted. such as the bearings. is supported on the tanker side by a reinforced box structure integrated into the forward part of the FPSO vessel's hull.6m diameter well and extending upwards until some two metres above the vessel's main deck. 150m x 6" chain attached to 2. hydraulic/chemicals/vent swivel (multiple path). The 7m diameter triple race bearing. with rigid piping at manifold deck level. A turret cylinder. When the vessel moves off station. clump weight consisting of 150m x 6" double length chain. A tubular steel overhead framework is positioned directly over the turret to provide access in order to perform maintenance and operational functions. 700m x 5.5" Bridon sheathed spiral strand wire rope. Fluid transfer is achieved by flexible risers which are routed through the turret mooring and interface. This generates a restoring force which returns the system to the equilibrium position. supported by the FPSO vessel deck. The anchor system consists of. initially 6 risers and 2 umbilicals were installed. oil production swivel for Teal (2 x 8"). housed in a 12. able to limit excursions to 24 metres in extreme conditions. water injection swivel (1 x 8"). electrical/signal swivels (multiple path/dual units). fabricated by RKS. A radial bearing assembly is used at tanker main deck level to absorb the radial loads caused by the accelerations of the upper turret structural mass and to act as a radial bearing during a possible offshore change-out of the main bearing. by using a single roller bearing located at the optimum vertical position for weathervaning. Pigging facilities for production lines Other Features 20 years Design Life E8 . The swivel stack comprises. 30m x 6" chain. The turret's manifold area is protected from possible wave action (green water) by a raised bulwark extension of the barge's bow. the mooring line and riser winches. is mounted to the earth-fixed side of the main bearing. A hydraulic power unit. space for oil production swivel (2 x 8"). wave and current. It consists of a chaintable structure anchored to seabed anchor piles via twelve catenary mooring anchor lines. due to the effects of wind. The turret cylinder houses the riser 'I-tubes' and supports the turret main deck. have gained from their latest turret designs. from top to seabed: 110m chain attached to base of turret. from bottom to top: space for future swivel (2 x 8").Mooring The turret benefits from the experience SBM Inc. The entire assembly including manifold platform and swivel extends some 30 metres above the main deck. thus limiting the vessel's excursion. and the swivel deck together with the swivel stack. The chaintable structure is suspended from a heavy duty roller bearing which is located approximately 7 metres above the keel of the FPSO. The product is then passed through toroidal swivels to the barge main deck and the process facilities. oil production swivel for Teal South/Guillemot A (2 x 8"). and limits the number of critical mechanical components. serves the complete above deck turret to remove swivels and perform other maintenance functions. A 40 tonnes pedestal crane. the manifold platform. The turret mooring system is designed to securely moor the FPSO tanker in all sea states up to and including the survival sea state while allowing transfer of fluid products to and from the barge. provides power via the swivel to activate the several types of valves in the product lines. located on the FPSO deck.1m diameter x 31m long pile. The flexible risers are supplied by Wellstream. gas export swivel (4" pipe swivel). The turret can accommodate up to 14 risers of various Riser System diameters.
wind (1 min. tel: (377) 92 05 15 00. PO Box 199. fax: (377) 92 05 32 22. 1 Altens Farm Road. tel: 01224 882000.8m..06 m/s UK Shell UK Exploration and Production. Anasuria FPSO E9 . MC 98007 Monaco Cedex. Single Buoy Moorings Inc. Aberdeen. surface current 1.Design Criteria Registration Contact Survival waves Hs 12. AB12 3FY.8m. mean) 37 m/s. Hmax 23. 24 Avenue de Fontvieille. Engineering Office.
Anasuria FPSO Swivel Courtesy SBM Anasuria FPSO process pipework E10 .
6506/12. risers). SBM (swivel) Hitachi Zosen.65%).4 ASGARD A FPSO Design Field Location Country Operator Status Designation Previous Names: Duty Status of Unit Unit Operator Owner Tentech 900 S design turret moored FPSO Åsgard Åsgard field. Aker Marine/Maersk (JV) (installation on field). Aker Elektro (electrical Conversion Engineering systems). Haltenbanken area. Deminex (1. Total (7. Norway 6407/2. Ariake yard. Aker Stord (main topsides contractor) Aker Stord (assembly and hookup). 6506/11. Build History subconctract from Maritime Tentech).6%). storage. accommodation Construction Statoil Statoil (60/5%).2%) Manager Engineering Maritime Tentech. Japan (hull and turret base. February 1999 (installation on Delivery field) E11 . Stolt Comex Seaway (subsea installation) Other main Contractors Other Main Contractors November 1998 from Stord. offloading. Coflexip Stena Offshore (flowlines. Kristiansand (hull). Aker Engineering/ABB Offshore Technology. Oslo and Asker (topsides engineering). 6507/11.15%). Neste Oy (7%). Norsk Hydro (2.9%). Saga (7%). off mid-Norway Norway Statoil Construction Åsgard A Production. Mobil (6. Agip (7.
24 slots. installation Rockwater/Saipem (JV) Flare gas recirculating system Other Features Designed for 20 years field life with minimal requirement for Design Life drydocking Design Criteria Norwegian Registration Den norske stats oljeselskap a. 1 x 11. mehtanol. Approx. tel: +47 51 80 80 80. 4 x 9-inch x 650m gas injection (500 bar. air. Norsk Stål Mooring TURRET: 26m diameter. hydraulics.s. fax: +47 51 80 44 70. Kvaerner Process systems. 210 mt. gas export and tes. consisting of (from bottom to top) four toroidal swivels for 12 " product. 4001 Stavanger. Belleli Offshore Power/compressor modules: Dresser Rand Compact heat exchangers: Heatric Quarters/helideck: Emtunga Flare boom: 80m flare boom over stern. Nymo.Basic Design The FPSO will be a newbuild Tentech 900S design.1m high. E12 .62-inch x 600m oil export (100 bar. Postboks Contact 300.000 mt topsides load. upper turret 1200 mt. 2 x 11. 130 C). 15. 4400 mt. etc... The bid package consisted of three main contracts: hull construction. 90 C). 90 C). Norway. and will be the world's largest floating production ship (about 16 metres longer than Norne). Grenseveien 21. two utility swivels with total 14 flow paths for heating medium. including 12. topsides construction and assembling topsides to hull. riser and umbilical lockdown system. Aker Verdal Steel: 5000 mt structural steel. Compression modules: 4 x compression modules. Topsides will consist of nine main packages. 130 C. a methanol injection swivel and a gas injection swivel MOORING: Anchor spread consists of 12 chain & wire anchors Coflexip flexible risers: 10 x 9-inch x 700m production (390 Riser System bar.62-inch x 600m gas export (170 bar. a 550 kVA electrical swivel. Aker Stord SBM SWIVEL STACK: 13.600 dry weight Main Components of modules installed in lifts of up to 1200 metric tonne Separation package: 3 x separation modules.
Asgard A Swivel Stack E14 .
Sandnes (installation and commissioning of topside facilities). Singapore. 25/11 Norway Esso Construction Balder FPU SPU 380 Production. Offshore & Marine. accommodation Construction Esso Norge A/S Ship built on spec by Smedvig A/S. offloading.5 BALDER FPU Balder FPU Courtesy ESSO Design Field Location Country Operator Status Designation Previous Names: Duty Status of Unit Unit Operator Owner Manager Engineering Smedvig Build History Smedvig designed purpose built turret moored FPSO Balder Balder field. further modifications to strengthen hull and turret and increase the number of risers undertaken by UIE E15 . storage. Jurong. Norway blocks 25/10. purchased from Smedvig by Esso Smedvig/Esso joint team will manage the ship after purchase by Esso Far East Levingston Shipbuilding (FELS).
Port Glasgow. compression and gas reinjection. Smit Maritime Contractors (marine installation) Other main Contractors Other Main Contractors Delivery Basic Design The FPSO is purpose built to Smedvig's own design and specifications. electrostatic crude oil dehydrator and glycol unit was built by KPS [Kvaerner] at Port Klang. Process and utility equipment is constructed as complete Main Components modules. Balder FPU Turret E16 . tel: +47 (04) 606060. Norway. previous configuration had 15 risers in Riser System one metre diameter tubes. PO Contact Box 60. Mooring 10-point turret mooring system: each line containing 1220m x 92mm NV K4 chain and a 17tonne Stevpris anchor. Coflexip Stena Offshore (subsea installation). turret has a central moonpool for inspection and/or additional riser tubes and can rotate 270 Capacity for 26 risers. fax: +47 (04) 606124. Grenseveien 6. It has double sides and a double bottom. water injection. equipped with a bearing system with rollers. flare. ABB Group (subsea facilities). and includes the following units: oil separation and produced water. power generation.2m. The vessel is also designed for maximum flexibility with regard to future expansion of processing facilities. The 700 mt module containing first and second stage separators. HVAC. turret transfer system designed and built by Metool Tools. It is turret moored and designed to maintain continuous oil production under harsh weather conditions.Conversion Engineering at Scott Lithgow yard. pinion drive rotation control and a drag chain transfer system. and can handle up to 20 flexible risers. chemical injection. Malaysia. controlled by 5 double windlasses. oil metering. 4033 Forus. Advanced waste disposal and sewage processing systems Other Features 20 years Design Life General Northern North Sea weather conditions Design Criteria Norwegian Registration Esso Norge A/S Exploration & Production. turret diameter 17.
storage. Rockwater (subsea installation) Other main Contractors Other Main Contractors December 1996 Delivery E17 . AS (50/50 ship owners).Y. Koje (ship). project management and systems engineering carried out by Aker Engineering. Advanced Production Systems (APS) and Berge Hugin partnership (50/50 Navion and Bergesen) Engineering Advanced Production Systems (APS) [Aker/Statoil] (production facilities). accommodation Production Enterprise Oil Navion/Bergesen D. Cameron (wellheads and xmas trees). UK 23/27 and 23/22a UK Enterprise Production Berge Hugin Production. Pierce Production Company (PPC). Aker McNulty Build History (topside facilities) Smit Heavy Lift (modules installation). Coflexip (flexible Conversion Engineering flowlines and risers).6 BERGE HUGIN FPSO Design Field Location Country Operator Status Designation Previous Names: Duty Status of Unit Unit Operator Owner Manager Multipurpose shuttle tanker/FPSO used as FPSO Pierce North Sea. consisting of: Statoil. offloading. APS (50/50 Aker Maritime/Statoil) owns and leases the process facilities. Pierce field. Oslo Samsung Heavy Industries.
mooring/loading in a production situation uses the APS developed STL/STP system. Topside facilities of up to 3500 mt in 100-200 mt packages can be accommodated on the aft part of the deck. STL is currently installed on 11 vessels.s.. Shipping & Maritime Contact Technology. which installed all eleven. three 10 inch and one 8 inch Riser System flowline riser installed by Rockwater Other Features Design Life Design Criteria Norwegian Registration Den norske stats oljeselskap a. The 'Berge Hugin' was initially taken to Blohm + Voss in Hamburg for about six weeks preparatory work. The swivel can transfer a multiphase wellstream containing oil. STP is suitable for developments based on subsea production. weight about 5000 Main Components tonnes. KCC Process Equipment and IKM. the ship can be employed as a shuttle tanker. then to Aker McNulty on Tyneside for outfitting of process topsides. such as satellite reservoirs. Baker Hughes Process Systems. APL and Framo. Alternatively. As an alternative to FPSO use. other modules were supplied by Proser. Deployable in a range of water depths. It can also be used as an FSO with no further modifications. four of the modules were fabricated by Aker McNulty. Submerged turret production (STP) involves a special disconnectable swivel that permits STL ships to be converted easily for oil output.Basic Design The Berge Hugin is the first of a series of multipurpose shuttle tankers (MST) prepared for FPSO operation. The main component in submerged turret loading (STL) is a buoy which floats below sea level and is pulled into the bottom of a shuttle tanker before loading begins. Multipurpose shuttle tankers use this solution in production mode. storage unit or production system. or it can load on DP without anchoring. tel: +47 51 80 80 80. The ship features a load-bearing deck to accommodate rapid installation of production topsides. The MST has a double-skinned hull and incorporates the submerged turret loading and production system developed by Statoil. In this mode it can stern load while moored to a buoy. Enerflex. In the case of the Berge Hugin the ship is moored using suction anchors. the facilities are contained in standardized modules which can easily be transferred to another similar ship if required. It is also deployable in deep water. Mooring The MST uses a DP system for positioning. Norway. E18 . several risers from seabed wells can be tied to the swivel via the submerged buoy. On small fields. and can be adapted for small or medium-sized fields. it can load via an STL (submerged turret loading) buoy as developed by Statoil and partners and employed on several fields. Topsides consisting of eleven modules. First adopted by Shell in 1993. water and gas via a flexible riser into the weathervaning vessel. fax: +47 51 80 89 10. Capacity for 10 risers or more. N-4035 Stavanger. the buoy incorporates a turret shaft and riser swivel that allow the tanker to weathervane through 360° and remain bow-on to wind and waves at all times.
Pierce field with STL offload System Courtesy APL E19 .Berge Hugin FPSO.
tow-out and Conversion Engineering installation of FPSO). Fluor Daniel (process equipment engineering. procurement. construction. UK North Sea UK Talisman Production Bleo Holm Production. Stolt Comex Seaway (pipeline tie-in) Other main Contractors Other Main Contractors September 1997 to UIE for completion. accommodation Production Talisman Energy (UK) Ltd. UK 13/28a. managed and operated by Bluewater. offloading. Japan (base tanker hull newbuild). Lewis Offshore Build History (turret). 13/29a. Consafe UK (quarters) Smit Marine Contractors (mooring installation. Owned. UIE (topsides). hookup & commissioning) Hitachi. installation at field Delivery February 1999 E21 . storage. outfitting. on lease to Talisman Engineering Bluewater UK (main contract).7 BLEO HOLM FPSO Design Field Location Country Operator Status Designation Previous Names: Duty Status of Unit Unit Operator Owner Manager Bluewater Ross Ross field.
2910 Essen.. crane pedestals and module supports. installation of ship piping systems. Marine completion work consists mainly of: fabrication of turret deck housing. hourly mean wind speed 35. installation of turret. installation of offloading equipment for crude transfer to shuttle tankers. design wave height (Hs) 12. Design Criteria wave height (Hmax) 23. 1200 Main Components quarters module. Stationstraat Contact 202.4 m/s Registration Bluewater Offshore Production Systems Ltd.7m. installation of flare tower. free weathervaning MOORING LINES: 3 x 3 lines SWIVEL: Bluewater design swivel.Basic Design The FPSO is based on a standard double-hull tanker newbuild with the moonpool already in place.9m. 6000 metric tonne topsides installed on deck. Belgium. oil and test. fluid paths for gas. up to 5000 psi operating pressure Flexible risers and umbilical risers. maximum turret capacity Riser System 18 slots. tel: +32 36700260. E22 . The ship was transferred to UIE Clydebank for installation of topsides and commissioning. incl. 20 years Other Features Design Life 50 years survival conditions. fax: +32 36700269. There is enough free deck space left to enable tie-in of possible future satellite developments. Mooring DESIGN: Bluewater designed internal bow turret mooring. water. fabrication of the accommodation and helideck. max.
135 km NE of Aberdeen at 58° 18'19. Grimsby (process modules subcontract from Natco). Maritime Seanor (turret). accommodation Production Texaco North Sea UK Ltd.) turret moored FPSO Captain Captain field. ABB Lummus Global (process) Astilleros del Noroeste SA (Astano). offloading.8"N. 1° 44'34. Amec Process & Energy Engineering Astano (vessel). storage.S.8"W UK Texaco Production Captain FPSO Production. UK block 13/22a.8 CAPTAIN FPSO Design Field Location Country Operator Status Designation Previous Names: Duty Status of Unit Unit Operator Owner Manager Tentech 700 T (Maritime Group A. SHEFS. El Ferrol. sailaway 16 November 1996 E23 . Texaco North Sea UK Ltd. Spain Build History Conversion Engineering Natco (process separation subcontract from ABB Lummus Global). Coflexip Stena Offshore (subsea installation) Other main Contractors Other Main Contractors Delivery Launch 2 July 1996. Moray Firth.
142 mm chain. drag chain transfer system. 11 slots free plus moonpool. with hoses installed for Stage 1. 134 mm coated wire. tel: 0171 719 3000. 1000m long. 250m long. turret turning system. mooring installed by Saipem ('M7000'). and future expansion possible by additional drag chain or swivel. 1 Westferry Circus. including: 8 linear chain jacks. 2438 mm piles. Two main PAUs (600 mt each) for separation and water Main Components treatment. total seven process modules fabricated by SHEFS (South Humberside Engineering and Fabrication Services) under contract from Natco. Canary Wharf. FPSO is able to weathervane 270 around turret 20 riser tubes: 4 riser tubes for Stage 1. the ship also supplied electrical power to the wellhead platform adjacent. London E14 Contact 4HA. E24 . Coflexip 16" and 14" risers Designed to remain on station up to 20 years Other Features Design Life 100-year North Sea storm conditions Design Criteria Norwegian Registration Texaco Ltd. typically 46m long with pile head driven one metre below seabed. including slots for Stages 1 & 2.Basic Design The FPSO is a newbuild based on a conventional tanker hull. gravitational separators 20m long x 6-8m diameter Mooring 8-point turret mooring system. 5 riser tubes for Stage Riser System 2. In addition to the normal processing and utilities.. sliding bearing system.
9 DOUGLAS FSO Field Location Installed Country Operator Liverpool Bay Liverpool Bay 1995 UK N/K Production No Turret CALRAM Wishbone Structure Detailed information not available E25 .
including wellhead control.10 GLAS DOWR FPSO Design Field Location Country Operator Status Designation Previous Names: Duty Status of Unit Unit Operator Owner Manager Newbuild tanker converted to FPSO Durward/Dauntless Between Durward and Dauntless fields. UK 21/16. Belfast (marine conversion). procurement. 21/11. by Stolt Comex Seaway (installation of mooring. Lewis Offshore (mooring system) Kvaerner Stolt Alliance (flowlines. Central Graben. hookup & commissioning). Engineering Bluewater UK (main contract). outfitting. manifolds). 140 km E of Aberdeen UK Amerada Hess Production Glas Dowr Floating production. storage. construction. Harland & Build History Wolff. on lease to Amerada Hess for a minimum of four years Managed and operated by Bluewater. marine conversion Delivery work completed by end November 1996 and transferred to Heerema for process equipment installation in early 1997. Heerema Hartlepool (process equipment engineering. offloading Production Amerada Hess Ltd. ABB Lummus Global (topsides engineering subcontract) Namura Shipyard. hook-up) Other main Contractors Other Main Contractors May 1996 delivery to Harland & Wolff. Japan (base tanker newbuild). FPSO and riser system) E27 . installation at field July 1997. Smit Marine Conversion Engineering Contractors (installation. Owned by Bluewater.
max.Basic Design The FPSO is based on a standard double-hull tanker newbuild. Stationstraat 202. 1500 tonne holding power SWIVEL: Bluewater design swivel. installation of offloading equipment for crude transfer to shuttle tankers. design wave heigh (Hs) 12. initally fitted with seven Riser System risers and two umbilicals. Five main process modules. upgrading of coating systems. Bridon galvanized/Galfan spiral strand wire. E28 . turret diameter 4. 9 x 600m. Design Criteria wave height (Hmax) 23. 30 mt Stevpris anchors. fax: +32 36700269. max. heaviest 1200 Main Components metric tonne Mooring DESIGN: Bluewater designed internal bow turret mooring.87m. total 4500 mt. turret deck housing.4 m/s Registration Amerada Hess Ltd. 4 fluid paths for gas.9m. tel: +32 36700260. engine room and living quarters. each 1050m. installation of flare tower. Contact tel: +44 (0)171 823 2626. up to 5000 psi operating pressure.7m. Bluewater Offshore Production Systems Ltd. water. installation of turret. modification of ship piping systems. free weathervaning.. Stornoway MOORING LINES: 3 x 3 lines. oil and test. fabrication of raised forecastle and helideck. hourly mean wind speed 35. maximum turret capacity 15 slots 20 years Other Features Design Life 50 years survival conditions. swivel flow path diameter 10 inches Flexible risers and umbilical risers. 114mm diameter. Marine conversion work consists mainly of: fabrication of moonpool. 2910 Essen. Belgium. consisting of: chain. London SW1X 7HY. 33 Grosvenor Place. fax: +44 (0)171 887 2199. fabrication by Lewis Offshore. crane pedestals and module supports.
Kerr-McGee and partners Atlantic Power & Gas. power generation. gas dehydration. crude oil separation. offloading. Spain McNulty Offshore Services.11 GRYPHON A FPSO Design Field Location Country Operator Status Designation Previous Names: Duty Status of Unit Unit Operator Owner Manager Engineering Tentech International A/S Build History Conversion Engineering Tentech 850C design turret moored FPSO Gryphon Gryphon field. a flareboom was added. the 160 metric tonne carousel support structure was built by Swan Hunter Engineering Ltd. Tyneside. the turret transfer system was built by Metool Products Ltd. the major skid mounted equipment includes: gas compressors. Nottingham. produced water treatment. North Sea UK Kerr-McGee Production Gryphon A Production. Main Components E29 . also fabricated by McNulty. export metering and chemical injection.5m high portal frame structure which extends from the rear of the ship's turret to the fire wall forward of the poop deck structure. accommodation Production Kerr-McGee Oil (UK) Ltd. water injection. Aberdeen (management and marine operation) Astano SA. Wallsend. storage. fabrication of structures and installation of packages was carried out by McNulty Offshore Services. El Ferrol. UK block 9/18b. Most of the production equipment was mounted on a 3. Tyneside (main contractor for topsides installation) Other main Contractors Other Main Contractors September 1993 (installation on field) Delivery Basic Design The vessel is a purpose built FPSO built to the Tentech 850C design without topsides.
1m diam. 4604 Kristiansand. turret diameter 19. ship can rotate about the turret by 270 in either direction without damage to the turret-to-ship transfer system. 15 mt each. Ferrol (La Coruna). rotation and locking system consisting of hydraulic grippers on a plain ring. with chain/wire extension to comply with site requirements. mooring lines have an emergency release system Risers are handled through 10 x 1.5m Design Criteria Norwegian Registration Kerr-McGee Oil (UK) Ltd. Astano SA. wave heights 26. and for easy retrieval. Spain. additional risers can be handles through the 8m diam. each line initially 400m chain x 84 mm K4. tel: 0171 872 9700. top 80 ft of risers are furnished with buoyancy to avoid compression during drop. Dvergsnes. manifolds and injection headers on the turret manifold deck. Tentech International AS. ten lines with 710 mt each holding power. London W1Y Contact 1FA.8m ID. 75 Davies Street. E30 . consisting of: five double winches on a dedicated winch deck. 15480 Perlio-Fene. fax: 0171 491 1377. ten Vryhof Stevpris anchors. to avoid damaging subsea installations.Mooring Turret mooring system with ten anchor legs. fax: (341) 575 87 15. see also: 'Subsea Systems' below Designed to remain on station up to 20 years Other Features Design Life 100-year North Sea storm conditions. riser tubes in the Riser System turret periphery. and are connected to the chokes. Norway. tel: (341) 431 38 71. fax: (038) 04 04 70. Apartado de Correos 994. risers connected to QC/DCs operating individually or simultaneously. tel: (038) 04 33 33. central turret manifold deck.
Bluewater/subcontractors. Lewis Offshore. flowlines to tie back WHP to FPSO. Rockwater Other main Contractors E31 . Kvaerner Rosenberg. 25/8. Bluewater (engineering and procurement of turret and mooring system). Burntisland (quarters) Installation at field. incl. Finland (hull). Conversion Engineering umbilicals. 25/9. blocks 25/7. 15/11. quarters and helideck) Kvaerner Masa-Yards. Build History Stavanger (topsides). Aker/Transocean (conceptuals). Stornoway (turret mooring system). accommodation Construction Esso Norge AS Esso and field partners Engineering Kvaerner Oil & Gas Norway (EPCIC).12 JOTUN FPSO Design Field Location Country Operator Status Designation Previous Names: Duty Status of Unit Unit Operator Owner Manager FPSO newbuild Jotun Jotun field. Consafe. Kvaerner Masa-Yards (engineering and procurement of hull). storage. offloading. Norwegian North Sea Norway Esso Construction Jotun FPSO Production. Kvaerner Engineering (engineering of topsides. risers.
Consafe Mooring Bluewater designed turret mooring system. each riser Riser System consists of unbonded flexible pipe with a single-layer nylon pressure sheath. process deck and gantry by Lewis Offshore. they are configured in a lazy-S arrangement which uses two buoyancy arches 60 metres above the seabed.. plus 4 extra for third-party use. an umbilical transfers electricity. SF-20101 Turku. spider. instrumentation and electrical systems. utility systems. fabrication of turret. Belgium. support communication. fax: +32 36700269. E32 . living quarters. with special attention to enabling low cost building techniques to be employed. Finland.Other Main Contractors Tanker built 1997. Stornoway. safety and emergency systems. Bluewater Offshore Production Systems Ltd. control. chemical injection and control signals between FPSO and WHP 20 years Other Features Design Life Design Criteria Registration Kvaerner Masa-Yards. 2910 Essen. Contact tel: +358 21 2666 111. Stationstraat 202. 850 mt. and a flare positioned aft. PO Box 666. 12-point mooring system Capacity for 8 risers. fax: +358 21 2666 999. power generation. Total of eleven main modules. Topsides contain processing. tel: +32 36700260. including accomodation Main Components module. installation on field early 1999 Delivery Basic Design The double-skinned hull is of conventional design.
MASPRO will operate the FPSO. storage. Møller FPSO leased from MASPRO (MAS Production Company). subsea facilities and standby vessel(s) 1983. Lindø.13 MAERSK CURLEW FPSO Maersk Curlew FPSO Courtesy Shel UKl Design Field Location Country Operator Status Designation Previous Names: Duty Status of Unit Unit Operator Owner Manager Curlew Curlew D & B fields. a business division of Maersk UK. accommodation. offloading.P.P. 220 km E of Aberdeen at 56 44. Bin He. a JV of AMEC Process and Energy. Denmark. Møller Coflexip Stena Offshore (subsea facilities. UK block 29/7. Dorthe Maersk Production.80'E UK Shell Production Maersk Curlew Maersk Dorset. at Odense Steel Shipyard. A.09'N. installation) Engineering Build History Conversion Engineering E33 . 1 17. gas export Production Shell UK Exploration & Production Ltd. Single Buoy Moorings and Maersk. tanker supplied by A. work subcontracted by MASPRO to MAS Alliance.
installation of fire & gas detection. 6 x 520m and 3 x 850m. tel: 01224 882000. Tyneside (topsides/topsides support deck). DK-1098 Copenhagen K.. Wallsend.8m above the main deck to give maximum separation from storage tanks. Bridon galvanized 6-strand wire rope.000 m2 of tanks. Maersk Contractors. 1 Altens Farm Road. The process modules are positioned 3. Main Components Mooring 9 x composite catenary anchor legs (3 x 3 groups). The work included installation of 50. fax: +45 3363 4894. topsides.Other main Contractors Other Main Contractors Delivery Basic Design The FPSO is a conversion of the tanker 'Maersk Dorset'. anchor piles. SBM Inc. vessel 10 years on station. Amec. Wear Engineeering (subcontract for some steel fabrication). After initial marine conversion work at A&P the vessel was transferred to the Amec yard for installation of the topsides support deck. installation of helideck. installation of internal turret mooring system. designed and built by SBM. Other Features mooring 10 years Design Life Survival in 100 year return period criteria Design Criteria Isle of Man Registration Shell UK Exploration and Production. turret and pre-commissioning. AB12 3FY. substantial modifications to the superstructure. installation on field August 1997 E34 . turret fabricated in Abu Dhabi) Sailaway August 1997. and preparation for later installation of water injection equipment. consisting of: Maersk/SBM (vessel). as well as blasting and painting more than 100. Tyne Tees Dockyard (below waterline subcontract). Contact Aberdeen. AMEC (topsides) A&P Offshore. Floating Production Div. Marine conversion work mainly involves: life extension and upgrade of the tanker for 10 years in water without drydocking. Denmark. 135mm diameter. 3500m of pipework and 1725 tonnes of steel. Tyneside (conversion).000m electrical cabling. 50 Esplanaden. installation of process equipment. installation of tandem offloading equipment. MAS Alliance. installation CSO Dynamic risers Riser System Topsides 15 years on station. tel: +45 3363 3363. (mooring system.
UK Turret Type STL Turret Supplier Advanced Production and Loading AS (APL) Swivel Type Compact Swivel Swivel Supplier Framo AS Detailed information not available Nordic Apollo STL Base Cavity prior to installation Courtesy Rewontera SA/APL E35 .14 NORDIC APOLLO FSO Nordic Apollo FSO with STL offloading Courtesy Remontawa SA Field Installation Conversion Operator Nordic Canadian Shipping/ Ugland Nordic Shipping AS Field Banff.
Norsk Hydro Produksjon A/S (9%). accommodation Production Statoil Statoil (70% [direct state financial interest 55%]). Singapore (Yard Nr. Stavanger (turret) Aker Stord (production facilities). Kvaerner Engineering (topside conceptual and detail engineering) Far East Levingston Shipbuilding (FELS). processing. storage. Norwegian block 6608/10. 200 km offshore mid Norway. Kongsberg Offshore (subsea installations).15 NORNE FPSO Design Field Location Country Operator Status Designation Previous Names: Duty Status of Unit Unit Operator Owner Tentech 900 S design turret moored FPSO Norne Norne field. compression). offloading. Aker Stord/Aker Elektro (hookup & E37 . Kvaerner Energy Conversion Engineering (generation. Build History 892). Norsk Agip A/S (6%). Kvaerner Rosenberg. 85 km NE of Heidrun field Norway Statoil Production Norne Production Vessel Production. Enterprise Oil Norge Ltd (6%) Manager Engineering Tentech International (pre-engineering and detail design vessel). Saga Petroleum A/S & Co (9%).
discharge water <40 ppm oil. fabricated by Single Buoy Moorings. chemical and methanol injection. 180m of 114 mm diam. x 12m long suction anchor with 1060m of 137 mm diam. fax: +47 51 80 44 70. arrangement for Norne consists of 6 x 9 inch oil production. fax: +47 38 04 04 70.commissioning) Other main Contractors Other Main Contractors 4 August 1996 from FELS Delivery Basic Design The 'Tentech 850S' design for a turret moored FPSO is based on experience gained through the Tentech 685 ('Petrojarl 1') and 850C ('Gryphon A') designs. 8.. fabricated by Kvaerner Rosenberg.3m high. K3 studless chain.s. Jordan Kent Metering Systems. Kvaerner Process. 380m of 121 mm diam. both of which have been successfully employed in the North Sea. K3 studless chain. assembly hookup by Aker Stord Total of 24 x 1400 mm riser tubes and 12 x 559 mm chain Riser System tubes arranged around turret. Frank Mohn. swivel consists of four 12 inch HP toroidal super duplex swivels (three production and one water injection). Read Process Engineering.5 cm centre tube are manufactured by Alcatel Kabel Norge Hull structure 25 years. plus one electrical swivel and one 8 inch pipe swivel for gas injection. field life 20 years Other Features Design Life 100 year significant wave height 16. Norway. Norway. air temperature -10 C Norwegian Registration Den norske stats oljeselskap a. each mooring line consists of: 4m diam. Postboks Contact 300. fiscal metering. min. the three 730m dynamic LCU umbilicals with 2. Grenseveien 21. 26. ABB Environmental Norsk Viftefabrikk. emergency flaring only Mooring 12-point turret mooring system.6m high. tel: +47 38 04 33 33. The Norne FPSO is built using normal shipbuilding techniques. 2 x 9 inch water injection. current (10m below) 0. platic coated spiral strand wire rope. water injection.2m diameter. K4 studless chain. they will be mounted on a deck 3. 1 x 8 inch gas injection and 3 x integrated control umbilicals for chemicals and control systems. The process modules and equipment are deck mounted and built according to onshore practices. Kvaerner Energy (General Electric LM 2500/Nuovo Pignone). Kvaerner Process. 4001 Stavanger.5m above the ship's cargo deck to provide an air gap required for safety reasons.000 tonnes in all. gas compression incorporating two gas turbine driven injection compressors and an electrically powered recompression unit. wind speed 45 Design Criteria m/s. Tentech International AS.91 m/s. E38 . weight 5000 mt. separation. 12.0m. Main Components heating and cooling medium. 7810 mt topsides dry weight. weight 72 mt. There are a total of 24 deck equipment packages weighing approx. 20m of 137 mm diam. 2.8 metres. anchor lines held taut by hydraulic winches installed on turret. 4604 Kristiansand. diam. produced water treatment. oil storage and offloading. tel: +47 51 80 80 80. Dvergsnes. non-disconnectable: turret 46.
0 41'10. offloading. Granherne Engineering (process/utilities) A & P Offshore. module support frames and moonpool). 250 km NE of Aberdeen at 58 19'25. connecting flexible risers to turret. UK block 15/24b. Lewis Offshore (turret). SLP Engineering (outfit and commissioning of process and utility topsides) Other main Contractors Other Main Contractors E41 . storage. Brown Brothers (swivel). incl.16 NORTH SEA PRODUCER FPSO Design Field Location Country Operator Status Designation Previous Names: Duty Status of Unit Unit Operator Owner Manager Engineering Build History Conversion Engineering MacCulloch MacCulloch field. and pre-commissioning the system ATA (Armstrong Technology Associates) (hull conversion). Bluewater Engineering (turret).8"E UK Conoco Production North Sea Producer Dagmar Maersk Production. work includes installation of FPSO mooring system and hookup of the FPSO on site.2"N. accommodation. gas export Production Conoco (UK) Ltd North Sea Production Company (NSPC) (JV Maersk Company Ltd/Tenenge SLP Engineering) NSPC Built as a bulk tanker in 1984 at Odense Steelshipyard/Lindø Coflexip Stena Offshore (subsea) (subcontract from SLP). Tyneside (life extension conversion work.
a total of 36 topsides packages were installed. as well as subsea work not directly connected to the ship. the high pressure stack contains: 4" axial swivel for gas lift and injection. configured in Riser System 'Lazy S' with mid-depth buoyancy modules: 4 x 8" production. Main Components Mooring Internal turret mooring system with nine catenary chain/wire legs in three groups of three. Bridon galvanized spiral strand cables. 3 x 12" spare. 10" toroidal swivel for production test. 1 x 8" water injection. Edinburgh. and provision of mooring and export lines and risers. tel: +44 1224 708686. fabricated by Brown Brothers. c/o Maersk Contractors. electrical swivel for power and communications. risers allow the ship 30 metres vertical movement and 60 metres lateral excursion. Conversion work consists mainly of insertion of an internal turret in the forward tanks. E42 . the design. 10 years on station. 6-path utilities swivel for hydraulics. 12" toroidal swivel for water injection. 9 x 650m. mooring 10 years Other Features Design Life 100-year return criteria Design Criteria Isle of Man Registration North Sea Production Company. Bridge of Don. 1 x 10" oil export. Contact Greenhole Place. A total of some 9000 tonnes of new structure and process equipment were added for the conversion. The deck to support the process equipment will be added three metres above the ship's main deck. 20 years. . 6" toroidal swivel for gas export. procurement and construction of the process and utility packages. Aberdeen AB23 8EU. 2 x 10" control umbilicals. 360 weathervaning capability. 1 x 4" gas lift. 10" toroidal swivel for oil export. swivel stack 10m high.Delivery Basic Design The tanker is a sister ship of the 'Dirch Maersk' converted by Bluewater for the Amerada Fife field. fax: +44 1224 825289. turret and spider fabricated by Lewis Offshore. 114mm diameter. 1 x 6" gas export. twin 16" toroidal swivel for production Coflexip flexible risers from PLEM to FPSO. Stornoway. 3" toroidal swivel for air. 105 mt.
storage.17 PETROJARL 1 FPSO Design Field Location Country Operator Status Designation Previous Names: Duty Status of Unit Unit Operator Tentech 685 turret moored FPSO Blenheim Blenheim field. North Sea UK Talisman Production Petrojarl 1 Production. accommodation Production Talisman Energy E45 . UK sector. block 16/21b. offloading.
A number of modifications have been made to the original newbuilding: in October and November 1991 the ship was upgraded by HMV to allow for operations from two wells. Tsu Build History Conversion Engineering Other main Contractors Other Main Contractors May 1986 Delivery Basic Design The Petrojarl 1 is a purpose built turret moored production ship. These included: installation of a new process control system. N-7001 Contact Trondheim. the ship can weathervane through 360 around the turret. and replacement of 8 x 600m mooring chains with studless type anchors. equipped for operating flexible or rigid production risers.S. which uses a roller bearing system for vertical support of the turret and for centralizing the turret in the turret well. E46 .. installation of a Brown Brothers multipath swivel. Main Components Mooring Turret mooring with eight anchor legs. as well as improved NGL recovery and increased water handling. fitted with three Wellstream 6-inch production and 2-inch gas lift risers for the Blenheim contract. and can be upgraded to heavy workover duty. 1995 upgraded to take 8 risers and umbilicals.Owner Manager Golar Nor Offshore. additional riser for Bladon was added early 1997. new multipath swivel system fabricated by Brown Brothers and installed 1995 Can produce through rigid or flexible risers. normally flexible Riser System risers in 'wave' configuration are used. each consisting of a mooring winch. Between the Hudson and Blenheim contracts in the winter of 1994-5 it underwent modifications at Lloyd Werft in Bremerhaven. fax: +47 73 88 01 88. through a moonpool in the turret and into a common manifold where an emergency release coupling is employed on each riser. Fjordgata 1. with crude stored onboard for offloading to a shuttle tanker. Norway. risers run from the wells to the turret. tel: +47 73 88 01 00. replacement of the gas lift compressor with a larger unit. hydrocyclones for produced water treatment. Trondheim Golar Nor Offshore Engineering Tentech International A/S. Other Features Design Life Design Criteria Norway Registration Golar-Nor Offshore A. The ship is equipped with a workover derrick for wireline/coiled tubing work. mooring line and 16 mt Vryhof Stevpris anchor. A crude stabilisation plant is located aft of the turret. new riser connections. Kristiansand Nippon Kokan KK. crude oil coolers. the bearing system is activated and controlled hydraulically.. PO Box 482. turret altered to accommodate up to eight risers and umbilicals.
accommodation Production BP Amoco Golar-Nor Offshore Golar-Nor Offshore 1989. procurement. McDermott Marine Construction (design. see below for topsides components Installation on field November 1996 Other Main Contractors Delivery E47 . 204/24a. Turku yard. UK 204/19. El Ferrol. Astano yard (NC-273). 190 km W of Shetlands UK BP Amoco Production Petrojarl Foinaven Anadyr Production. Finland Awilco (modifications to increase production capacity) Golar-Nor Offshore (design & construction supervision of FPSO). storage. Spain (vessel). offloading. by Wärtsila. hook-up and commissioning supervision of the FPSO process topsides) Astilleros Espanoles.18 PETROJARL FOINAVEN FPSO Design Field Location Country Operator Status Designation Previous Names: Duty Status of Unit Unit Operator Owner Manager Engineering Build History Conversion Engineering Other main Contractors Conversion of Russian designed submarine tender Foinaven Foinaven field.
PO Box 482. field life estimated 15 years 100-year storm Design Criteria Norway Registration BP Exploration. 2000 mt. Serck Baker Fiscal metering system. 4500 mt topsides equipment in 32 pre-assembled packages. Edinburgh Mud mats. tel: 01224 832000. leading to 1200m x 111mm anchor chains and 35t Vryhof anchor. buoyed subsea. x 5m deep upper part. Kvaerner/Paladon Water treatment package. McDermott Scotland. It has undergone major rebuilding. 2 x 16" production. Fjordgata 1. high pressure liquid and gas axial and toroidal swivel stack. Kvaerner/Paladon Pressure vessels. Stornoway Separation package. Daniel Industries Mooring TYPE: Turret mooring with 360 weathervaning TURRET: Turret in two sections: 26m diam. Motherwell Bridge (sub from Kvaerner/Paladon). 590 mt. turret contains up to 15 flexible risers plus control umbilicals MOORING LINES: Ten x 1140m x 125mm wire mooring lines. fax: +47 73 88 01 88. Howden HP compressors. 1250 mt turret. Main Components designed by McDermott. Farburn Industrial Estate. 1 x 8" electrical swivel Currently 8 flexible 8-10" risers. FMC Swivel & steering gear. Scotland LP compressors. Lewis Offshore. Length was increased to 252 metres by joining the existing bow and stern of the boat to a newbuild 142 metre. E48 . installed by Maersk.Basic Design The 'Petrojarl IV' is a converted five-year submarine tender originally built in Finland. Other Features FPSO and subsea equipment designed for a production life of Design Life 25 years. Thirty-two pre-assembled process units totalling 4000 tonnes were added to the ship for Foinaven. 5 x liquid flow paths: 1 x 12" production/test. tel: +47 73 88 01 00.. x 17m deep cylindrical lower section.592 tonne double skinned middle section. up to 15 x 10-inch flexible Riser System risers can be accommodated through the turret. Brown Brothers. 14. 1 x 4" air utility. 1 x 12" water injection. Dyce. and 12m diam. Dresser Rand Gas dehydration package. risers and flowline jumpers manufactured by Coflexip and installed AugustOctober 1995 by 'Flex Installer' Ground flare. Ardersier Turret manifold. line design load 1200t SWIVEL: 8m high. N-7001 Trondheim. Norway.S. Golar-Nor Offshore A. 660 mt. risers are held in a pliant wave form by mid-water buoys. Aberdeen Contact AB2 0PB. 30m x 12m diameter.
storage. South Shields (modules.19 RAMFORM BANFF FPSO Design Field Location Country Operator Status Designation Previous Names: Duty Status of Unit Unit Operator Owner Newbuild 'Ramform B380' design monohull FPSO Banff Banff field. infield flowlines and gas export line) Atlantic Power & Gas (APS) (subcontract from PGS for production operations) Manager Engineering PGS (ship). Edinburgh (high pressure swivel stack). Mipo. accommodation Production Conoco (UK) Limited Petroleum Geo-Services UK Ltd (PGS) (production services contract for supply of FPSO. UK blocks 29/2a. Aker Maritime (topsides packages) Hyundai Heavy Industries. Aker McNulty. South Korea (hull 9701. module installation) E51 . Build History lower turret). North Sea UK Conoco Production Ramform Banff Production. 22/27a. Brown Brothers. Maritime Tentech (design & supply of upper turret).
Riser System Other Features Design Life Design Criteria Isle of Man Registration Conoco (U. Anderson Drive. allowing the ship to 'wavevane'. The Ramform Banff FPSO vessel suffered major difficulties in the year 2000. procurement. plus tie-ins and HUC work) Other main Contractors Other Main Contractors December 1997 Delivery Basic Design The Banff FPSO (also referred to as the 'Ramform B380') is based on a wedge-shaped 'Ramform' hull design. The turret is located forward of midships.K. The consequence was a number of system failures and difficulties for personnel. Topsides packages delivered by various suppliers and installed Main Components at South Shields Mooring Fully weathervaning turret mooring system. thereby allowing a great deal of flexibility in configuring the process facilities. etc. It is said to require only half the building time and one-third the amount of steel as comparable conventional FPSOs. tel: 01224 205000. The exceptional stability reduces the requirement for ballasting. incorporating five toroidal flow paths. a mid-water arch. provision for a total of 15 risers in turret. outside design specifications. control systems. and axial gas swivel. Contact Aberdeen AB15 6FZ. thereby increasing the allowable deck load. fax: 01224 205470. DSND Oceantech (design. and an electrical slip ring plus utilities swivel Seven flexible risers. Rubislaw House. 3 manifold structures.Conversion Engineering Smit Heavy Lift (module lifts at yard). The Ramform design has been described as the only vessel design that can take its entire deadweight on deck.) Limited. installation of 3 rigid infield lines. The vessel is double hull. flexible risers. E52 . fabrication. or turn with the waves. The vessel has undergone significant design changes. 100 mt x 9m high swivel stack. This produced excessive roll. control umbilical. oil and gas export lines. being subject to violent motion in the seaway attributed to deficiencies in the novel hull design.
Burntisland. IHC Holland (sub-contracts from SBM). 204/25b. SubSea Offshore (installation of subsea facilities. Coflexip Stena Offshore (flexible risers).20 SCHIEHALLION FPSO Design Field Location Country Operator Status Designation Previous Names: Duty Status of Unit Unit Operator Owner Manager Harland & Wolff designed newbuild FPSO Schiehallion Schiehallion field. Brown & Root (process topsides). tow-out and mooring). the 'Subsea and Wells Alliance' consists of BP. Tyneside and for the 700 mt fluid swivel stack. storage. Fuel Subsea Offshore (DMac connection system) Harland & Wolff. Consafe. UK 204/20. accommodation Production BP Amoco Schiehallion partners Engineering Altra Consultants (topsides conceptuals). offloading. Single Buoy Moorings (turret/mooring). E53 . Barmac (topsides) Build History Conversion Engineering Subcontract for 1000 metric tonne upper turret assembly. Trafalgar John Brown (subsea). 150 km west of ShetlandUK UK BP Amoco Production Schiehallion FPSO Production. Harland & Wolff (hull). Amec. Belfast (ship). Brown & Root AOC (hookup). for the 1700 mt lower turret assembly. 204/25a.
total riser capacity 24.5m. which reduces the height of the gantry. Kvaerner FSSL. supplied by Bridon . 6300 metric tonne process deck. Main Components Ardersier in 37 major sub-assemblies. Mooring Top mounted internal turret (TMIT) allowing 360 weathervaning. field life around Other Features 17 years Design Life 100-year storn criteria Design Criteria British Registration BP Exploration. PRISM and Reading & Bates Other main Contractors Other Main Contractors First steel cut 5 October 1995. fabricated by Barmac. 140mm strand with 1700 mt breaking and 146mm strand with 1900 mt breaking. turret has inverted swivels.25"/159mm LRS grade R3S studless chain. and 2100 tonnes of sheathed spiral strand mooring wire. 14 x anchor legs consisting of 2800 tonnes of 6. turret rotates on a bogey rather than segmented bearings. delivery 1998 Delivery Basic Design Some 10. legs fixed to 100-tonne suction anchors at 1650m radius. Dyce. allowing in situ repairs to be made. some risers pre-installed. which is a newbuild based on a conventional tanker hull. Farburn Industrial Estate. Hull design life 25 years. Aberdeen Contact AB2 0PB. supplied by Scana Ramnas. turret diameter 14. fatigue life 50 years. E54 .Trafalgar John Brown. Cooper Cameron. tel: 01224 832000. FUEL. saves weight and lowers the height of the flare stack.000 mt of process topsides will be added to the ship. turret capacity for up to 24 risers 15 x dynamic risers containing 130 steel or plastic encased Riser System pipes and 2 umbilicals.
storage. Sembawang Build History Engineering. offloading. Lewis Offshore (turret/spider) E55 . Kvaerner Oil & Gas. Croydon (EPIC). Port Clarence (topsides). Singapore (supplementary work on hull). Guillemot West and Guillemot NW fields) UK Amerada Hess Construction Triton 1 Production. South Korea (hull). accommodation Construction Amerada Hess Amerada Hess and partners Engineering Kvaerner Oil & Gas.21 TRITON 1 FPSO Design Field Location Country Operator Status Designation Previous Names: Duty Status of Unit Unit Operator Owner Manager Newbuild FPSO based on tanker design Triton Triton Project (Bittern. Bluewater (turret mooring system) Samsung Heavy Industries.
Two process and two utility skids on the main deck. E56 . when the contract was taken over by Kvaerner Oil & Gas Ltd (KOGL) for use as an FPSO for Amerada Hess. 1 electrical slipring 9 flexible risers. The turret casing. 1250m each SWIVEL: 8 toroidal swivels. 4. This included primarily: additional steel work to give added strength and service life.Conversion Engineering Coflexip Stena (riser systems). was also installed. Other Features Design Life Design Criteria Registration Amerada Hess Ltd. turret/spider 1100 mt. 2 umbilical risers Riser System 20 years. installation of topsides support stools. Mooring TURRET: Bluewater designed internal bow turret. cooling water caissons. fabricated by Lewis Offshore. Port Clarence. 360° weathervaning MOORING: 9-leg turret mooring consisting of 3 x 3 groups of chain/wire. Stolt Comex Seaway (subsea installation) Other main Contractors Other Main Contractors Drilling and subsea work under management of Shell Delivery Basic Design The tanker was a double hulled design being built by Samsung for Tanker Pacific of Singapore. The FPSO was then moved to the KOGL yard on Teesside for installation of the turret and completion of the topsides. with top and bottom bearing housings 6m diameter and 25m apart. stern discharge grillage. London SW1X 7HY. fire pumps.4m diameter. fax: 0171 887 2199. 7500 mt Main Components process and utilities equipment. 33 Grosvenor Place. The original design was upgraded by Amerada/KOGL and the ship was sent to Sembawang under its own propulsion to undergo the modifications programme. Contact tel: 0171 823 2626. HVAC system and major deck cable trays and cabling work. fabricated and installed by Kvaerner. designed to remain on station for at least 15 years.
Natco (process systems and glycol plant). Lewis Offshore (turret. south of Ekofisk UK Amerada Hess Production Uisge Gorm Dirch Maersk Production. followed by 12 weeks outfitting. spider). risers and anchor systems). Brown & Root (engineering sub-contractor to Rockwater). McNulty Offshore Services (assembly and outfitting) March 1995 delivery at Tyneside from shipyard. by Odense Staalskibsvaerft A/S.22 UISGE GORM FPSO Design Field Location Country Operator Status Designation Previous Names: Duty Status of Unit Unit Operator Owner Manager Engineering Build History Conversion Engineering FPSO based on converted product tanker Fife Fife field. offloading. 39/2. turntable. 337 km ESE of Aberdeen. Bluewater Group (4 year contract to Amerada Hess including provision of chartered shuttle tankers) Bluewater Group 1983. accommodation Production Amerada Hess Ltd. 39/1. 31/27a. ABB Global Engineering (interface engineering) Bluewater Group Astilleros Espanoles. Central North Sea. Lindo. Denmark Rockwater (EPIC for flowlines. UK blocks 31/26a. Cadiz (vessel conversion). including 20 lifts up to 580 metric tonne using 'Taklift 6' Other main Contractors Other Main Contractors Delivery E57 . storage.
Originally nine risers in turret: 4 x production.Basic Design The FPSO was converted from a conventional motor tanker 'Dirch Maersk' purchased from AP Moeller. an internal turret with spider to connect the nine mooring legs by means of automatic chain stoppers (the turret also carries the hawse pipes through which the risers can be pulled in). operating pressure 4200 psi. water injection and gas lift risers plus control umbilicals. mooring wire/chain installed by Smit Maritime ('Taklift 8')/Ugland ('Maxita'). enabling the tanker to weathervane 360° . 1 x Riser System water injection. diameter 10 inches.5m diameter internal turret is located close to the bow and consists of the following main components: nine anchor piles to anchor the nine individual mooring legs to the seabed. Stationstraat Contact 202. risers and anchor systems are leased from Rockwater by the Bluewater Group. flare. main modifications included: turret mooring. the swivel has four flow paths for well bore fluids. Segregated ballast. 2910 Essen. Weir. swivel castings. Contracts include: structural castings. injection water. gas water and air. stern offloading system. nine composite (100m Ramnas 5. riser pipes which conduct well fluids. a bearing arrangement which connects the turret including the 200 mt spider with the vessel hull. gas. plus space for another 8 risers. fax: +32 36700269. UMS and IGS Other Features 15 years Design Life 50 year environmental loads in North Sea Design Criteria Netherlands Antilles Registration Bluewater Offshore Production Systems Ltd. test product. a swivel stack for the passage of product. River Don. flowlines. Fergus and Flora tie-ins. E58 . max. Main Components Mooring The Bluewater designed 4. anchors & chains supplied under subcontract to Rockwater. max. Belgium. 4 x gas lift. additional risers added for Fife. and upgraded safety features. gas and umbilicals through the turret to a platform above the main bearing. tel: +32 36700260.25" spiral strand cable/420m Ramnas 5. dual fuel power generation and processing equipment located in large modules.25" chain to surface) mooring legs grouped in 3 x 3 mooring legs equally spaced at 120 apart. at pressures to 5000 psi. control and monitoring system. multiple production..25" chain/1100m Bridon 5. helideck. located on the main deck supports. and a slip ring for powering the electrical systems in the turret.
subcontract from FELS) Coflexip Stena Offshore (subsea). 35 km S of Sleipner. offloading. Stolt Comex Seaway (transport and installation of mooring system) Other main Contractors Other Main Contractors 6 September 1998 Delivery Basic Design Operating topside weight 5200 metric tonne Main Components E59 . FELS (turret/fluid tranfer system) Keppel FELS (Far East Levingston Shipyard). storage. Norwegian state direct financial interest (30%) Engineering Maritime Tentech (hull). accommodation Production Saga Petroleum A/S Saga Petroleum A/S (35%). ABB Lummus Global (process topsides. Singapore Build History (ship/turret/topsides integration). Aker Maritime Conversion Engineering Contractors/Maersk Supply Service (tow-out and hookup).23 VARG FPSO Design Field Location Country Operator Status Designation Previous Names: Duty Status of Unit Unit Operator Owner Manager Tentech 700 SP design turret moored FPSO Varg Norway 15/12b. Statoil (35%). ESE of Maureen Norway Saga Production Varg FPSO Production.
system supplied by Stordbase Fifteen years without docking. N-1301 Contact Sandvika. and anchored to the seabed by a steel template. extendable to 25 years with Other Features minor modifications Design Life 100-year return storm criteria Design Criteria Registration Saga Petroleum ASA. fire water and air supply. as well as electro-hydraulic supply subsea. fax: +47 67 12 66 66. designed to operated without power in 100-year storm conditions.Box 490. system manages all lines required for production. Kjørboveien 16. risers are supported by a 180 metric Riser System tonne steel buoy positioned 40 metres above the seabed. wells service. also included are emergency power and control jumper cables and fire water hoses between the vessel and the turret.O. well testing. TURRET TRANSFER SYSTEM Metool designed and built turret transfer system. Norway. P. drag chain system allowing 270 weathervaning. tel: +47 67 12 66 00.Mooring MOORING SYSTEM Turret mooring system. gas injection. 10 x mooring lines. water injection. 10 x 72-inch diameter pile anchors. Ten riser guide tubes. E60 .
24 VINGA FSO Location Turret Type Turret Supplier FTS type FTS Supplier UK Fulmar Field 1993 .1997 Submerged Turret Loading (STL) Advanced Production and Loading AS (APL) Compact Swivel Framo AS Detailed information not available E61 .
ANNEX F ANNEX F Information on World-wide FPSO Installations Key World-wide FPSOs listed in alphabetical order Includes UK and other North Sea installations See Annex A for summary information on UK FPSOs and FSUs See Annex E for more detail on individual UK and North Sea FPSOs and FSUs F1 .
Annex F World Wide FPSOs
Name Agbani Al Zaafarana Anasuria Anoa Natuna Aoka Mizu Armada Perkasa Åsgard A BA VI Balder FPU Berge Hugin Bleo Holm Bo Hai Ming Zhu Bo Hai You Yi Hao Bonga TBN Buffalo FPSO Captain FPSO Challis Venture Chang Qing Hao Chi Linh Conkouoati Cossack Pioneer Ea FPSO Espoir FPSO F601 FPSO Hull FPSO Firenze FPSO II FPSO VI Girassol FPSO Glas Dowr Griffin Venture Gryphon A Hitra Isis FPSO Jabiru Venture Jamestown Jotun FPSO Kakap Natuna Khrak Knock Taggart Maersk Curlew Modec Venture I Nan Hai Fa Xian Nan Hai Kai Tuo Nan Hai Sheng Li Nan Hai Xi Wang Navion Munin New Orleans Country Nigeria Egypt UK Indonesia Japan Malaysia Norway Vietnam Norway UK UK China China Nigeria Australia UK Australia China China Congo Australia Nigeria Ivory Coast Japan Italy Brazil Brazil Angola UK Australia UK Malaysia Tunisia Australia West Africa Norway Indonesia Iran Nigeria UK Australia China China China China China Tunisia Field Abana Zaafarana Teal, Teal South, Guillemot A Anoa None PM-3 Åsgard Rong Balder Pierce Ross Suizhong SZ-36-1 Bozhong BZ-28-1 Bonga Buffalo Captain Challis/Cassini Bozhong BZ-34-2/4 Bach Ho Yombo Wanaea Ea Espoir None Aquila Marlim South Espadarte Girassol Durward/Dauntless Griffin Gryphon MASA Isis Jabiru None Jotun Kakap KH Soroush Akam, Adanga, et al. Curlew Elang/Kakatua Huizhou HZ-21-1 Xijiang 24-3 Liuhua 11-1 Weizhou 10-3 Lufeng 22-1 Didon Status of Unit Production Production Production Production Construction Production Construction Production Construction Production Production Production Production Probable Construction Production Production Production Production N/K Production Probable Probable Available Production Production Construction Construction Production Production Production Construction Probable Production Available Construction Production Probable Production Production Production Production Production Production Production Production Construction
Name N'Kossa NKP Norne Production Vessel North Sea Producer Northern Endeavour Ocean Producer P-31 P-33 P-34 P-35 P-37 Petrojarl 1 Petrojarl Foinaven Petroleo Nautipa Petronas Carigali Prostor II Ramform Banff Rang Dong I Ruby Princess San Jacinto Schiehallion FPSO Seillean Tantawan Explorer Terra Nova FPSO Triton 1 Uisge Gorm Ukpokiti FPSO Varg FPSO Whakaaropai Zafiro Producer
Country Congo Norway UK Australia Angola Brazil Brazil Brazil Brazil Brazil UK UK Angola Malaysis Angola UK Vietnam Vietnam Indonesia UK Brazil Thailand Canada UK UK Nigeria Norway New Zealand Equatorial Guinea
Field N'Kossa Norne MacCulloch Laminaria/Corallina Kiabo Albacora Marlim Barracuda Marlim Marlim Blenheim Foinaven Kiame MASA Kuito Banff Rang Dong Ruby Sembilang Schiehallion Roncador Tantawan Terra Nova Triton Fife Ukpokiti Varg Maui B Zafiro
Status of Unit Production Production Production Construction Production Production Production Production Construction Construction Production Production Production Production Construction Production Production Production Production Production Production Production Construction Construction Production Production Production Production Production
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Figure F1 Distribution of the world FPSO fleet, March 2001
Courtesy Bluewater website
ANNEX G ANNEX G Information on specific FPSO turret and FTS system manufacturers G1 .
Sofec/Petronas.no Note: Turret supplier Astano Asilleros Espanioles Ochandiano 14-16 28023 El Plantio Madrid Spain Tel +34 91 387 81 00 Fax +34 91 387 81 14 Bluewater Engineering BV Marsstraat 33 PO Box 3102 2130 KC Hoofddorp The Netherlands Tel +31 23 5682800 Fax +31 23 5652053 http://www. (FPSO-Int. KOG/Statoil.Marine Taxiway Hillend Industrial Park Dalgety Bay Fife KY11 9JT Tel:+44 (0)1383 823188 Fax +44 (0)1383 824038 Note: Swivel supplier Framo Engineering AS PO Box 174 N-5049 Sandsli Norway Tel: +47 55 92 88 00 Fax: +47 55 92 89 10 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. 27001 Agoura Road. Statoil. 258 Fax: +1 (818)880-0333 http://www. Lufeng CHINA (FPSO-STP) Enterprise Oil. Njord NS (FSU-STL). CA 91301-5359 USA +1 (818)880-0300 ext. Åsgard C (FSU-STL). Suite 350 Calabasas Hills. Conoco.).apl.keppelfels. Singapore 628130 Tel: (65)2676700 Fax:(65)2617719.com Note: Swivel and Turret supplier Part of IHC/Calland Group and sister company to Single Buoy Moorings Maritime Tentech AS Servicebox 408 4604 Kristiansand Norway Tel: +47 38 05 75 00 Fax: +47 38 05 75 05 E-mail: oystein. Pierce UK (FPSO-STP).no http://www. Turret Norsk Hydro.). Statoil. (65)2651927 http://www. Malaysia (FPSO-Ext. T.irgens.ANNEX G Annex G Turret and Swivel Suppliers http://www. Banff (FSO-SAL).no Note: Swivel and Turret supplier APL Advanced Production and Loading AS PO Box 53 N-4801 Arendal Norway Tel: +47 37 00 25 00 Fax: +47 37 02 41 28 E-mail: fma@apl. T.imodco.com. Masa. Terra Nova.com http://www. Siri DS (FSO-SAL). Hess.com E-mail: email@example.com Note: Turret supplier IMODCO Ltd IMODCO Inc.mittet@akermar. & Int. South Arne (FSOSAL) FELS Ltd Keppel FELS Energy & Infrastructure Ltd 31 Shipyard Road.sg/index.no Note: Swivel supplier SWIVEL STACKS FOR FSU/FPSO : STL/ STP/ SAL/ Ext.com/ Note: Swivel and Turret supplier Brown Brothers and Co Ltd Rolls Royce . FMC/Sofec. A.no G3 .akermaritime.
O.P.Sofec.com Note: Swivel and Turret supplier Camar Nusantara Turret Mooring.sg http://www. Tel: +44 (0) 115 922 5931 Fax: +44 (0) 115 922 4578 E-mail: postmaster@metool. England. Nottingham NG9 1PG.com.P.1723 Marly Switzerland Tel (41) 26 437 1161 Fax (41) 26 436 3313 http://www. Ruby Princess FPSO Turret Mooring. Ave de Fontvieille.O.hvide@nortrans. SWIVALS: Single Pass Swivel.singlebuoy. 2 Church Street PO Box HM 1022 Hamilton DX Bermuda c/o 1 International Business Park #10-01 The Synergy Singapore 609917 Tel: +65 665 6200 Fax: +65 567 5110 E-mail: hans.com Nortrans Offshore Ltd Clarendon House. Box 199 MC 98007 Monaco Cedex Principality of Monaco Tel (377) 92 05 15 00 Fax (377) 92 05 32 22 Note: Swivel and Turret supplier Known as SBM. SBM Offshore Systems produces the turrets systems Part of IHC/Calland Group and sister company to IMODCO SOFEC Inc 6677 North Gessner Houston TX 77040 Tel 713 510 6600 Fax 713 510 6601 http://www.com Engineering Office 24.nortrans. Route de Fribourg.com Note: Swivel and Turret supplier Note: Part of FMC G4 . Beeston.ANNEX G METOOL Metool Products Ltd Lilac Grove. Al Zaafarana Turret Mooring . Multiple Path Crude Oil and Water Injection Swivel. Single Path Toroidal Swivel for CALM Buoy SBM Single Buoy Moorings Inc Head Office 5.Box 152 CH-1723.
ANNEX H Glossary of Terms H1 .
Single-Point-Mooring Glossary ALC ALP ARTC BMIT BTM CALM SY CALM CALRAM CBM CONTROL ECT EDT ELSBM FDPSO FLP FPSO FSO FSU FTSPM IAT IDT IPT JSY OLT PLEM RMD RRT RTM SAL SALM SALRAM SALS SAP SBM SBS SLB SPAR SPM SPM SPOLS Articulated Loading Column Articulated Loading Platform Articulated Loading Column Bottom Mounted Internal Turret Buoyant Turret Moored Catenary Anchor Leg Mooring Soft Yolk Catenary Anchor Leg Mooring Catenary Anchor Leg Rigid Arm Catenary Buoy Mooring Control Buoy External Cantilevered Turret External Disconnectable Turret Exposed Location Single Buoy Mooring Floating Drilling Production Storage and Offloading vessel Floating Loading Platform Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel Floating Storage and Offloading vessel Floating Storage Unit Fixed Tower Single Point Mooring Internal Active Turret Internal Disconnectable Turret Internal Passive Turret Jacket Soft Yoke Offshore Loading Tower Pipeline End Manifold Rigid Mooring Buoy Rigid Riser Tower Riser Turret Moored Single Anchor Loading Single Anchor Leg Mooring Single Anchor Leg Rigid Arm Mooring Single Anchor Leg Storage Single Anchor Production Single Buoy Mooring Single Buoy Storage Submerged Loading Buoy Floating Cylinder Facility Single Point Mooring (General term) Single Point Mooring Single Point Offshore Loading System SPT STL STP TCMS TOWER HM TOWER STW TOWER SW TOWER TRMS UKOLS VALM Single Point Turret Submerged Turret Loading Submerged Turret Production Tripod Catenery Mooring and Loading System Tower with hawser mooring Submerged Tower with wishbone Tower with submerged wishbone Loading Tower Turret Riser Mooring System Ugland Kongsberg Offshore Loading System Vertical Anchor Leg Mooring CALM Catenary Anchor Leg Mooring CALM SY Catenary Anchor Leg Mooring Soft Yolk H3 .
ECT External Cantilevered Turret ETD External Cantilevered Turret RTM Riser Turret Moored CALRAM Catenary Anchor Leg Rigid Arm (CALM Buoy with Rigid Arm) H4 .
SAL Single Anchor Loading SALM Single Anchor Leg Mooring TOWER Loading Tower TOWER HM Tower with hawser mooring TOWER SW Tower with submerged wishbone TOWER STW Submerged Tower with wishbone H5 .
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