Oil and Gas FPSO Overview Technology Design Consideration

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Oil and Gas FPSO Overview Technology Design Consideration
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Oil and Gas FPSO Overview Technology Design Consideration

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FPSO Overview
DIfferent types of Floating Platforms
General Design Considerations Influencing FPSO Selection and Design
Marine and Architectural Design Considerations of FPSO
Production Facilities Design Considerations of FPSO
FPSO Technologies like Turrets,

Oil and Gas FPSO Overview Technology Design Consideration


Those who are curious about the Oil and Gas Industry and Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading Industry (FPSO)


The course has its beginnings on my observation that many of my known senior engineers who have been working in FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading) unit design and construction do know much about the tankers features. The reality is they when you work in a EPC company you are kept so busy in your own area that you rarely get any time to know about the other specialisations and how your work impacts them.And there is no structured training arranged by any of these companiesBecause FPSOs are ship shaped, the tendency is for designers to approach the design of an FPSO as though it is primarily a ship with production facilities as cargo. An FPSO is a floating offshore production and storage facility which happens to be ship shaped. Therefore there has to be a change in the approach to its design to ensure that it is considered as a single integrated entity, as is the case for a fixed jacket installationSeeing all this, I thought a course outlining all the marine, structural, production (process) and the layout features could be a good start to introduce the FPSO to the Udemy students.The course is tilted to process engineer requirements, but includes marine , structural and layout aspects also. Anybody who wants to know about oil and gas, FPSO units may benefit from this course.The course is structured in a manner to help everyone including beginners in FPSO. At the beginning, FPSO vessel and Process overview is presented before moving into Process Design considerations. After this, “General Considerations” influencing the design of the vessel is provided. This gives a flavour of the issues that need “considerations” while deciding the vessel in which facilities will be built. Beyond this the Marine and Structural aspects of design are discussed. Finally a introduction to Deepwater system is presented.The student of this course will be able to perform her job with a high level of awareness and effectiveness.Lessons Learnt so far:Many important lessons have been learnt in the first year of delivery. Some of them are:1.  It was understood that many students with diverse experience wish to take up this course. So it is useful to restate the meaning of the word “Design Considerations”.Design Considerations are generally the things you think about before starting the major decisions about your design solution.The knowledge provided by this course is aimed to enable the student to be aware of the diverse aspects that need to be considered while designing a FPSO. 2. Some students think that the “instructor is reading out the slides”. This is not the case. The instructor has prepared the slides to serve as a pointer to the students when the material is delivered. 3. Some young students may find this material “over the top” because of its multi-disciplinary nature. However, since the content is available lifelong, it will be of great value when they plan to get associated with a FPSO design, operation or maintenance.Course structure The intent of the course is to present the FPSO vessel and production facility overview.Provide the design considerations of the production facilitiesPart 2 reviews a range of significant design related issues which have a bearing on the ability of the FPSO to ultimately function safely and efficiently over the time it is in the field. It covers matters such as the development of design philosophies, layout, and general system design. Although it does not attempt to fully address the design of the oil and gas production systems, it does touch on a number of issues, or contingent factors, connected with hydrocarbon recovery and processing which can have a significant bearing on the FPSOs ability to function as originally envisaged. Present functional requirements, system design & equipment performance, sparing, safeguarding and shutdown, monitoring & control , maintenance, commissioning, layout, and interface requirementsDelve into the general considerations influencing FPSO selection and design.Green water, bottom slamming, tank sloshing, escape and evacuation, effects of movements.Marine and Structural Design Considerations of FPSODeepwater systems and their Selection Exclusion This training should not be considered either as a detailed design guide or as a form of textbook on FPSO design. Neither are they a substitute for current statutory regulations that prevail now.Important to note that “Design Considerations” are not same as “Sizing or Design” of equipment but they are critical from safety, operability and reliable operation of the “equipment systems”.The design of FPSOs involves the use of a large range of national and international laws, standards, codes of practice and specifications and so this training by definition, can refer selectively to only a very small number of these.


Section 1: FPSO Overview

Lecture 1 Q & A on FPSO

Lecture 2 FPSO Description – Storage & Offloading, Vessel Systems

Lecture 3 FPSO Description- Subsea, Topsides, Turret Systems

Lecture 4 FPSO Cargo Transfer & Hull Utilization overview

Lecture 5 FPSO Mooring Facility Overview

Section 2: General Considerations that influence FPSO Selection and Design

Lecture 6 General Regional Design Considerations

Lecture 7 Impact of Location & Environment

Lecture 8 Hull Sizing General Considerations

Lecture 9 Seakeeping Performance

Lecture 10 Layout

Lecture 11 Sea Escape and Evacuation

Lecture 12 Flares, Exhausts and Vents

Lecture 13 FPSO Layout Segregation

Lecture 14 Weight and Space

Lecture 15 Vessel Selection

Lecture 16 Oil and Gas FPSO Vessel Motion Definitions

Lecture 17 Effect of Oil and Gas FPSO Vessel Motion on Humans

Lecture 18 Effect of Oil and Gas FPSO Vessel Motion on Equipment Engineering

Lecture 19 Effect of Oil and Gas FPSO motion on Piping Engineering

Lecture 20 Model Tank Testing

Lecture 21 Crew Size and Accommodations

Section 3: FPSO Process Overview

Lecture 22 General oil and Gas Field Processing

Lecture 23 Oil and Gas Stabilization Process Overview

Lecture 24 Purpose of Oil and Gas, Water Separation / Stabilization Process

Lecture 25 Gas Sweetening & Dehydration system overview

Lecture 26 Gas Dehydration Facilty

Lecture 27 FPSO Oil and Gas Process Overview_1

Section 4: Oil and Gas Process Plant Production Facilities

Lecture 28 Separator Design Considerations

Lecture 29 Scrubber Design Considerations

Lecture 30 Heat Exchanger Design Consideration

Lecture 31 Front End Engineering of the Oil and Gas Process Plant

Lecture 32 Oil and Gas Plant System Sizing

Lecture 33 Oil and Gas FPSO Criticality Rating

Lecture 34 Oil and Gas Well Production Profiles & Flowsheeting

Lecture 35 Hydrocarbon & Non-Hydrocarbon Contingent Factors

Lecture 36 Topsides Flowlines & Manifolds Design Considerations

Lecture 37 Separation and Stabilization Plant Design Consideration

Lecture 38 Gas Compression Plant Design Considerations

Lecture 39 A Gas Treatment Scheme Description

Lecture 40 Gas Treatment Plant Design Guideline

Lecture 41 Water Injection

Section 5: Deepwater Systems and their Selection

Lecture 42 Introduction to Deepwater Systems

Lecture 43 Types of Floaters

Lecture 44 What are are Tension Leg Platforms?

Lecture 45 SPAR

Lecture 46 Subsea Template

Lecture 47 Basis for Selection of Deepwater System

Section 6: Marine & Architectural considerations in FPSO design

Lecture 48 Marine & Structural Design Objective & Design Process

Lecture 49 Hull Configuration

Lecture 50 Primary Hull Structure

Lecture 51 Green Water

Lecture 52 Sloshing in Cargo Tanks

Lecture 53 Marine Engineering- Collision Damage: Causes, Consequences and Mitigation

Lecture 54 Bow Wave Impact

Lecture 55 Spread vs Turret Mooring Comparison

Lecture 56 Moorings

Lecture 57 Crude Oil Export

Section 7: FPSO Layout

Lecture 58 Layout Strategy

Lecture 59 Layouts contribution to Explosion and Fire prevention and impact reduction

Lecture 60 Escape Routes

Lecture 61 Layout Development and Design Criteria

Lecture 62 Layout and HSE

Section 8: FPSO Isolation Philosophy

Lecture 63 Section Contents

Lecture 64 FPSO Isolation Philosophy – Objective & Fluid Ranking

Lecture 65 Minimum Acceptable Standard for the isolations-1

Lecture 66 Minimum Acceptable Standard for the isolations- 2

Lecture 67 Minimum Acceptable Standard for the isolations-3

Lecture 68 Minimum Acceptable Standard for the isolations-4

Lecture 69 Vessel Isolation philosophy

Lecture 70 Cargo, Ballast Tank lines isolation

Lecture 71 Instrument Isolation Philosophy – 1

Lecture 72 Instrument Isolation Philosophy – 2

Lecture 73 Relief Valve Isolation Philosophy

Section 9: Bonus Link

Lecture 74 Bonus Link

Anyone interested in learning about FPSO,Anyone interested in cross specialisation knowledge

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Udemy | English | 5h 49m | 6.17 GB
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