A Submerged Turret Loading (STL) system has recently been installed and commissioned for oil storage and evacuation from the Auk, Fulmar, Gannet and Clyde Fields in the UK sector of the North Sea. The STL system replaced the recently abandoned Fulmar floating storage unit as a temporary oil evacuation system, prior to the decision being taken on the long term strategy for oil evacuation in the central North Sea. The STL system is presented in this paper, covering the vessel and the mooring system, the vessel modifications that were necessary to meet UK specific safety legislation and the operating experience to date.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • OTC 95, 27th Annual Offshore Technology Conf; 1-4 May 1995; Houston, Tx, USA. Procs. Vol 2, p 263 [8 p, 1 ref, 1 tab, 6 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Bailey, M J
    • Brouwer, A L
  • Publication Date: 1995


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  • Accession Number: 00727472
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 1 1996 12:00AM