TANKER-BASED FLOATING PRODUCTION: STARTUP AND OPERATIONAL EXPERIENCES WITH FPSO II OVER THE FIRST 18 MONTHS

An integrated tanker-based floating production, storage and offloading facility, FPSO II started operation in August 1981, in 90 m of water in the Cadlao Field offshore Palawan Island in the Philippines. Production is from two subsea wells located about one mile from the FPSO. FPSO II consists essentially of a 127,000 dwt former trading tanker permanently moored by the stern to a single-buoy storage <SBS> and mooring system. Processing and gas flare equipment are installed on the ship's main deck. Produced crude is stored temporarily in the vessel's holds from which it is periodically offloaded into shuttle tankers of up to 100,000 dwt. The paper describes the experience obtained during commissioning and subsequent operation of the mooring system, vessel production and offloading facilities as well as auxiliary machinery and equipment.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of 15th Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, 2-5 May 1983, Paper No. OTC 4545, Vol. 2, p. 281 (8 pp., 2 ref., 13 phot.)
  • Authors:
    • Scoles, L
    • Quigley, N
  • Publication Date: 1983

Language

  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00685214
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM