FPSO Operation & Maintenance  (Floating Production Storage and Offloading)

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

FPSO Operation & Maintenance
(Floating Production Storage and Offloading)

Scheduled Dates

06 - 10 Nov 2023 Dubai - UAE $5,950
25 - 29 Dec 2023 Dubai - UAE $5,950
19 - 23 Aug 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
23 - 27 Dec 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course?

For the successful operation of the FPSO it is of vital importance to understand the process from the wellhead through the topside process, storage and offload. Often putting together an operations team receives scarce publicity despite being one of the most important steps to a successful project. This 5-day training course will present the process from the wellhead through topside process, storage and offload.

The FPSO Operation and Maintenance training course will focus on the key technical challenges and risks associated the operation and maintenance of an FPSO. It will arm the participant with a wealth of knowledge to help them advance their project.

This training course will feature:

  • Operation and maintenance – Guidance and General Requirements
  • Environmental Influences affecting FPSO operation
  • Cargo and ballast tanks
  • Offloading operations
  • Control and safety systems
  • Safety in operation and maintenance

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

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

  • Identify the key operational requirements
  • Recognize the effects of the ocean environment on FPSO operation.
  • Understand the FPSO process system
  • Appreciate safety in operation and maintenance

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:

  • Technical staff
  • Project engineers
  • Engineering discipline leads
  • Engineering specialists, and operating staff
  • Maintenance technicians
  • Supervisors and Managers
  • Non-Engineering personnel

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: Introduction to Floating Production, Storage and Offload

  • Introduction to FPSO design and technology
  • Rules, regulations, codes and standards
  • Operation requirements
  • Maintenance – guidance and general requirements
  • Plant inspection
  • Plans procedures and records
  • Processing operations
  • FPSO process system

Day Two: Environmental and Design Aspects affecting Operation

  • Corrosion and corrosion protection
  • Stress buckling and fatigue
  • Hull structural assessment
  • Topsides
  • Mooring lines and anchors
  • Turret and swivel system
  • SURF and subsea interfaces
  • Accommodation and lifesaving equipment

Day Three: Storage and Offloading

  • Cargo pumping system characteristics
  • Cargo storage
  • Cargo heating
  • Cargo blanketing and venting
  • Crude oil wash
  • Cargo control system
  • Cargo metering
  • Tank entry
  • Ballast system
  • Cargo loading and stability
  • Cargo transfer operations and procedures
  • Offloading crude
  • Custody transfer
  • Diesel oil storage treatment transfer
  • Pressure safety valves
  • Emergency shutdown valves (QC valves)

Day Four: Power Heating and Utility Systems

  • Power generation and heating
  • Power distribution system
  • Heating sources and generators
  • UPSs and batteries
  • Cooling system
  • Utility systems
  • Electrical system
  • Piping
  • Instrumentation
  • Telecommunication
  • HVAC

Day Five: Safety in Operation and Maintenance

  • Control and safety systems
  • Safety instrumentation
  • Accessibility to the FPSO offshore plant
  • Fire prevention and control (F&G)
  • Hazards associated with process fluids
  • Assessment of hazards
  • Emergency plan – equipment and procedures
  • Fire prevention and control
  • Electrical safety
  • Emergency shutdown


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

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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.
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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?

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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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