FPSO Facilities Design Application and Operation

Across the world, oil and gas is being found and produced in ever deeper waters.

Here, water depth, ocean currents and harsh weather conditions may all influence the decision on which type of production installation to use. A fixed installation may not be technically feasible in a particularly challenging location where a floating unit would offer the best solution.

The offshore oil and gas industry have been using floating production, storage and offloading systems, or FPSOs, since the mid-1970s.

This course examines key components of FPSO design, systems development, subsea engineering, operations and economics for the development and management of FPSOs.

The course style is interactive, and participants will be encouraged to share ideas, problems and benchmark against lessons learnt.

Top Learning Objectives

  • Learn the basis of offshore floating production systems and field layout requirements
  • Analyze the functions and types of FPSO/subsea building blocks
  • Understand the design and operational factors of FPSO vessels
  • Risers – their requirements, designs and how to monitor integrity
  • The functions, processes and layouts of topside systems
  • Review FPSO safety requirements and safety case regulations
  • Learn from cases of various deep-water systems issues that have been managed
  • Analyze worldwide FPSO case studies and examples
  • Discover alternative concepts to FPSO

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for but not limited to those who needs to understand the intricacies of designing and operating a floating production vessel and how it is integrated with subsea systems and topside processing:

  • Explorationists
  • Engineers, engineering trainees, technicians
  • Project and technical managers and assistants
  • Geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists
  • Commercial personnel
  • Service company personnel
  • Sales representatives
  • Other technical disciplines


Event Details

23rd – 25th November 2020
Lagos, Nigeria