Case study on FPSO vessels and structures
This case study is part of an ampler research project regarding FPSO vessels. The aim of the paper is to try to concentrate some major information based on the existing data in the literature in order to be latter used for a deeper analysis regarding the behaviour and the induced loads necessary for a better evaluation of the structural analysis. As known, among the large diversity of floating structures, a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel is quite a familiar solution in oil and gas offshore industry in order to ensure the storage, processing and transfer of hydrocarbons. In fact, an FPSO vessel is part of a larger family carrying out different types of activities which are practically dependent on the characteristics of the location where the unit is going to be installed (waves, wind, currents). Such aspects are briefly presented in the paper.
. Angus Mather, “Offshore Engineering and Production”, Clarkson, August 2011
. Graham Parker, “The FPSO Design and Construction Guidance Manual”, Reserve Technology Institute, 1999