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FPSO Design, Technology and Operations

Course Information:

Online 15 hours Flexi-date£1,950.00
In-House Agreed with client FlexiblePOA
London 4 days 08-Feb£3,650.00
London 4 days 12-Jul£3,650.00
London 4 days 09-Nov£3,650.00


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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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