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FPSO Design and Technology

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Code Date Venue Fee($)
OM104 13 - 17 Oct 2019 Dubai - UAE 4,950

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Why Choose this Training Course?

This 5-day Design and Technology training course has been designed to provide a better understanding of the complexity of an FPSO. The training course will guide the participant through all the phases of the FPSO project from concept design to handover.

This PetroKnowledge FPSO training course will focus on the key design concerns, technical challenges, critical drivers and risks associated with the execution of the FPSO project. It will arm the participant with a wealth of knowledge to help them advance their project.

This training course will feature:


Training Objectives click here

What are the Goals?

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the key design requirements for hull, mooring, swivels and fluid transfers systems and risers
  • Recognize the effects of the ocean environment on FPSO design.
  • Understand main functions of topside process systems, its typical production capabilities and related disciplines.
  • Interpret applicable rules and regulations, industry standards and regulations and environmental considerations
  • Appreciate safety in design and operation

Target Audience click here

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Designers, Managers and Operators
  • Technical staff
  • Project engineers
  • Engineering discipline leads
  • Engineering specialists
  • Operating staff

Training Methods click here

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. The daily workshops will be highly interactive and participative. This involves regular discussion between both delegates and course director. The training course will provide the participant with an in-depth knowledge through detailed information, real-life case studies, photos and video animation.

Daily Agenda click here

Day One: Understanding the Basic Concept of an FPSO

Competency Description: The objective is to understand the key design drivers,  challenges, and the variety of international, national (coastal state), flag state and classification society rules and regulations covering their basic integrity and safe operation of FPSOs throughout the world are subjected to.

Key behaviours

  • Identify the various types of FPSO concepts
  • Understand the applicable rules and regulations
  • Compare the construction options and understand the impact on schedule, cost and performance.
  • Know the design principles and design elements
  • Apply risk management

Topics to be covered

  • What is an FPSO?
  • Class, rules, design codes, industry standards and regulations
  • Construction options
  • Design basis
  • Shipbuilding and offshore approach
  • Safety in design and operation

Day Two: FPSO vessel

Competency Description: The ocean environment has a profound influence on the design of FPSO. The objective is to identify the various loads and their influence on design, structural integrity, behaviour and performance of the topsides equipment.

Key behaviours

  • Understand the impact of the ocean environment on the vessel and the operability of processing equipment
  • Comprehend the loads and design methodology for FPSOs
  • Know the principles of modular design and layout of the FPSO topsides

Topics to be covered

  • Key metocean design criteria
  • Environmental influences affecting FPSO design
  • Hull design
  • Topside design requirements and layout
  • Structural design and global analysis
  • Configuration of the topside supports

Day Three: Station Keeping and Topside Process

Competency Description: To be able to identify the various different aspects that have to be considered to design and select a mooring system that can withstand the worst possible operational conditions. Understand the systems and equipment required to process well stream into crude oil and gas.

Key behaviours

  • Know the steps necessary for selection of the mooring system
  • Understand the design of the turret and swivel
  • Identify the major systems of a field development
  • Be acquainted with the various types of risers and their particulars
  • Comprehend the design of the process system equipment and interfaces

Topics to be covered

  • Mooring design and arrangements
  • Anchors and their particulars
  • Turret and swivel system
  • SURF and subsea interfaces
  • FPSO process system
  • Pigging
  • Crude desalting

Day Four: Other Design Requirements

Competency Description: Early design decisions, if made correctly, can deliver an inherently safer and a fit for purpose installation, therefore it is important to be familiar with the requirements for the control and safety systems, electrical design, piping, etc.

Key behaviours

  • Be familiar with the power generation options
  • Understand the requirements for the utility and supporting systems
  • Comprehend the integrated control and safety system
  • Be familiar with the electrical system design procedures
  • Understand the requirements for piping design
  • Recognize the importance of good interface management
  • Know the storage and offload system requirements

Topics to be covered

  • Power generation, heating and utility systems
  • Control and safety system
  • Other design requirements
  • Insulation and trace heating
  • Accommodation
  • Mechanical handling
  • Interfaces and interface management
  • Storage
  • Cargo and ballast system
  • Cargo metering systems
  • Gas export – metering and compression
  • Offloading
  • Cargo transfer and tanker mooring systems

Day Five: FPSO Construction, Fabrication, Load out & Installation, and Commissioning

Competency Description: Successful offshore completion requires maximization of onshore completion to minimize offshore activities. The objective is to have a thorough understanding of safe delivery of projects on time, within budget and to meet the functional requirements.

Key behaviours

  • Be acquainted with typical project challenges
  • Know the fabrication requirements and load-out procedures
  • Understand hook up and installation
  • Comprehend the requirements and procedures for mechanical completion, pre-commissioning, commissioning, start-up and handover

Topics to be covered

  • Construction
  • Fabrication
  • Load-out
  • Installation and hook-up
  • Commissioning
  • Start-up
  • Handover

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FPSO Design and Technology


Code Date Venue Fees
OM104 13 - 17 Oct 2019 Dubai - UAE $4,950



Why Choose this Training Course?

This 5-day Design and Technology training course has been designed to provide a better understanding of the complexity of an FPSO. The training course will guide the participant through all the phases of the FPSO project from concept design to handover.

This PetroKnowledge FPSO training course will focus on the key design concerns, technical challenges, critical drivers and risks associated with the execution of the FPSO project. It will arm the participant with a wealth of knowledge to help them advance their project.

This training course will feature:


Training Objectives

What are the Goals?

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

Target Audience

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

Training Methods

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. The daily workshops will be highly interactive and participative. This involves regular discussion between both delegates and course director. The training course will provide the participant with an in-depth knowledge through detailed information, real-life case studies, photos and video animation.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Understanding the Basic Concept of an FPSO

Competency Description: The objective is to understand the key design drivers,  challenges, and the variety of international, national (coastal state), flag state and classification society rules and regulations covering their basic integrity and safe operation of FPSOs throughout the world are subjected to.

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

Day Two: FPSO vessel

Competency Description: The ocean environment has a profound influence on the design of FPSO. The objective is to identify the various loads and their influence on design, structural integrity, behaviour and performance of the topsides equipment.

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

Day Three: Station Keeping and Topside Process

Competency Description: To be able to identify the various different aspects that have to be considered to design and select a mooring system that can withstand the worst possible operational conditions. Understand the systems and equipment required to process well stream into crude oil and gas.

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

Day Four: Other Design Requirements

Competency Description: Early design decisions, if made correctly, can deliver an inherently safer and a fit for purpose installation, therefore it is important to be familiar with the requirements for the control and safety systems, electrical design, piping, etc.

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

Day Five: FPSO Construction, Fabrication, Load out & Installation, and Commissioning

Competency Description: Successful offshore completion requires maximization of onshore completion to minimize offshore activities. The objective is to have a thorough understanding of safe delivery of projects on time, within budget and to meet the functional requirements.

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

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