Floating Production Storage &amp;Offloading vessel built by Samsung in Korea for Shell Nigeria Pet-Corp arrived at AMEC at Wallsend on Tyne for further topside processing systems to be installed aprox 22,000 tonnes the unladen displacement of 90,000 tonnes full laden dwt of 312,500tonnes.
One of the first generation FPSOs (Floating Production Storage Offloading) Producing oil from Marathon Oils Talisman field West Australia 1990. Converted from the trading tanker MS Kay ex Shell tanker ?? (something to do with a sea shell).
Acqua Blu went to the breakers in 1994.
FPSO offloading cargo to receiving tanker. Gas from oil stabilising plant burning at flare tower.
Crude oil from the sub sea wells is processed to remove gas and water, and achieving a suitable RVP (Reid Vapour Pressure). Stabalised crude.
FPSO "Espadarte" Campos Basin, offshore Brazil. Converted from tanker "Beaurivage"
Permanatly moored this vessel produces and processes oil from sub sea wells. Stabalised oil stored in hull and pumped out to receiving tankers.
FPSO (Floating Production Storage Offloading) "Espadarte" (Swordfish)
Offshore Brazil. Looking forward from accomodation. Permanantly moored, this type of vessel produces and processes oil from sub sea wells. The stabalised oil is stored in the tanks, and pumped out to recieving tankers.
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Cossack Pioneer undergoing conversion from trading tanker, ex Chevron London, to FPSO (Floating Production Storage & Offloading).
Keppel Shipyard Singapore, 1994.
Fitting the flare stack. Vessel operates offshore North West Australia.