FPSO Design, Technology and Operations

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Online 15 hours Flexi-date£1,950.00
In-House Agreed with client FlexiblePOA
London 4 days 6 February 2024£4,250
London 4 days 9 July 2024£4,250
London 4 days 6 November 2024£4,250

If you are unable to attend this course on the dates above, please contact us to discuss alternative options.
Please note that prices shown above are exclusive of VAT (20%).

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    Who should attend?

      • Suitable for persons at all levels of responsibility and authority within an engineering or operations function
      • It may be of interest to those who have had limited exposure to FPSOs and need to update their knowledge and familiarity, or those who may have had previous first-hand offshore experience on an FPSO but wish to expand their knowledge in the topics of design and operation
      • It will be particularly beneficial for technical staff, project engineers, engineering specialists and operating staff


      • Be aware of the history of the FPSO and the reasons why it has developed to become a mainstream choice for offshore production
      • Be familiar with the various forms of floating production systems and how the FPSO fits within the applications
      • Appreciate the concepts and the options available for offshore field development
      • Be aware of the main technical and economic drivers in relation to the choice of an FPSO as the host facility
      • Understand the main technical questions surrounding the design of the FPSO and their resolutions
      • Be familiar with the main building blocks for an FPSO design
      • Understand the design and selection of the hull and mooring system
      • Understand the configurations available for the subsea layout in terms of the manifolds, flow lines, risers and umbilicals
      • Be familiar with the layout and configuration of the topsides process plant on an FPSO based on both safety and operability criteria
      • Be familiar with the main marine systems of the FPSO based on the need for safety of the vessel and persons on board


    Introduction to Floating Production Systems

    • Definition of an FPSO
    • History of the FPSO
    • Types of FPSO concepts
    • FPSO Functions and Capabilities
    • Advantages and disadvantages of the FPSO as a host facility
    • Classification and applications

    FPSO Design Considerations and Main Technical Issues

    • Design principles and design elements
    • Environmental influences affecting FPSO design
    • Hull design
    • Structural design and global analysis
    • Topside design requirements and layout
    • Safety in design and operation

    FPSO Systems and Station Keeping

    • Hull selection and storage requirements
    • Mooring design and arrangements
    • Anchors and their particulars
    • Turret and swivel system
    • Installation and hook-up
    • Commissioning

    Fluid Transfer, Subsea Tie-back and Topside Process

    • Fluid transfer mechanism – subsea to topsides
    • SURF and subsea interfaces
    • FPSO process system
    • Pigging
    • Crude desalting
    • Marine systems
    • Cargo transfer

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