FPSO Design and Technology

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

FPSO Design and Technology

Scheduled Dates

09 - 13 Oct 2023 Dubai - UAE $5,950
07 - 11 Oct 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

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:

  • The key components of an FPSO development ranging from hull, topside, turrets, mooring, storage and SURF to offshore loading.
  • An explanation of the FPSO process and an outline of systems involved and their particulars
  • An overview of applicable rules and regulations, industry standards and regulations and environmental considerations
  • Construction, fabrication, load-out, installation and hook-up, commissioning, start-up, and handover

What are the Goals?

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

Who is this Training Course for?

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

How will this Training Course be Presented?

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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GLOMACS Training

Our collaboration with GLOMACS aims to provide the best training services and benefits for our valued clients

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to reg@petroknowledge.com

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

For corporate fees and group registration, please send your query to info@petroknowledge.com.

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