Floating Production Storage and Offloading systems (FPSOs) are being designed and constructed for conditions that redefine current thinking regarding "state-of-the-art". This paper describes four such projects currently underway that illustrate some of these extremes, ie, violent environmental conditions both cyclonic and sustained, very deep and very shallow water depths, large numbers of risers, and high operating pressures. These projects clearly demonstrate the versatility of turret moorings and FPSOs and the descriptions given in the paper of these actual projects provide a useful tool for comparative analysis of potential future projects.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • OTC 95, 27th Annual Offshore Technology Conf; 1-4 May 1995; Houston, Tx, USA. Procs. Vol 2, p 23 [9 p, 3 ref, 9 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Mack, R C
    • Gruy, R H
    • Hall, R A
  • Publication Date: 1995


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  • Accession Number: 00727466
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 1 1996 12:00AM