CONVERSION OF EXISTING TANKER TO NORTH SEA FPSO USE

The application of an existing tanker for North Sea Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) use meeting the stringent demands of the regulatory bodies and the harsh environment has withheld operators from using existing tankers in the North Sea. The acceptance of FPSO technology in the North Sea and the proven ability to moor a tanker with a passive mooring system in a harsh environment has opened the avenue to use existing tankers for use as an FPSO in the North Sea. This paper addresses the criteria for selection of an existing tanker, the use of a passive mooring system, and the fatigue assessment and required modifications.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • OTC 95, 27th Annual Offshore Technology Conf; 1-4 May 1995; Houston, Tx, USA. Procs. Vol 2, p 301 [11 p, 12 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Voorst, O
    • van
    • Baan, J
    • de
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00727455
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 1 1996 12:00AM