GRIFFIN - A STATE-OF-THE-ART FPSO AND SOME THOUGHTS ON FPSO TRENDS IN AUSTRALIA

The Griffin field was developed using a state-of-the-art Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) facility. The field development was complicated by the fact that there were three fields to be developed and that within each field there were two separate and distinctly different producing formations. The subsea configuration was therefore aimed at permitting the two reservoirs to be depleted independently and with high reliability. The FPSO was designed to be capable of producing 12,720 m3/day of stabilised crude. Unlike previous FPSO projects, where the gas has been flared, Griffin gas is treated offshore to produce a sales gas stream having a hydrocarbon dewpoint of -5oC and a water dewpoint of - 30oC. The emergence of tougher environmental and safety rules led to the decision to build a so-called double-hulled vessel. The mooring system is an enhanced disconnectable riser turret type. The swivel stack comprises 4 x 6 inch and 2 x 10 inch paths as well as an electro-hydraulic control swivel. First production was achieved 22 months after project approval.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • OTC 95, 27th Annual Offshore Technology Conf; 1-4 May 1995; Houston, Tx, USA. Procs. Vol 2, p 59 [11 p, 1 ref, 4 tab, 9 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Hunter, K C
    • Souza, P M
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  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00727467
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 1 1996 12:00AM