Five ways redeploying your FPSO will pay dividends

Tim Haïdar

The beauty of the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit, is that it can be steered from field to field whenever necessary following its depletion.

Although this “hummingbird” approach is a prime advantage in the exploitation of marginal fields, redeployment of an FPSO is not as easy as it may appear.

Each field presents a different mechanical prospect, often requiring major modifications to a unit’s processing plant and/or mooring system.

As well as the technical aspect of redeployment, there is also a financial and personnel concern to be taken into account. In the following analysis, we look at five things to bear in mind that could make redeploying your unit a more successful and straightforward process.