By Marcus Davis, V-Cone Product Manager, McCrometer, Inc.
To meet the global demand for oil/gas production, Floating Production, Storage, & Offloading (FPSO) Vessels have been utilized for a number of years to access deep water deposits. They process oil from subsea wells and/or completions and store it until it can be offloaded onto waiting tankers or sent through a pipeline to other storage facilities onshore or refineries, etc.
The productivity, flexibility and cost advantages of FPSO Vessels have made them increasingly popular within the oil/gas industry. They continue to grow in number and are in use in many of the world’s major offshore production fields.