Figure 8.32. 1.5. The design equations to be used for ULS and ALS are based on the concept of partial safety factors (see Chapter 5). Further details are given in the standards. An FPSO is not brought to dry docks and may stay on station for 20 years or more. The selection is made based on the requirements of the mooring system, but the appropriate configuration must have an automated power management system. Reference document for contractual considerations between suppliers and contractors. Other potential failure modes are also discussed in the standards including: hysteresis heating – lubricants and fillers can be included to reduce hotspots. The global floating production systems market is projected to reach $53.34 billion by 2022, from US$ 14.78 billion in 2015 with a projected CAGR of 41% during the forecasted year 2016-2022, signifying a high demand for these products and growth in offshore drilling activities. These are often referred to as clustered-spread mooring systems. Note however that when addressing the FLS, only 50% of the corrosion allowance need be applied. jumper loads. The Floating Production Systems Market was valued at USD 12,616.0 million in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 38,752.7 million by 2019, expanding at a CAGR of 17.2% between 2013 and 2019 The vessel was installed as part of the Cantarell Field Development. Floating production system (FPS) technology has come of age in the North Sea. This gave rise to what is called the Tension Leg Platform (TLP) [Horton, 1987]. The basic design of most FPSs involves a ship-shaped vessel, with processing equipment, or topsides, aboard the vessel’s deck and hydrocarbon storage below in the double hull. Dry trees are possible on a TLP because the platform is heave-restrained by vertical tendons, or tethers. This is why many systems fail in service and have to be replaced. The flexible jumper is modeled as a single catenary line laid between these two hang-off locations. In establishing the characteristic line tension for either the ULS or ALS, Gaussian statistical methods are used, recognising the random nature of the platform response and line tensions under realistic environmental conditions. pipelines make storage unnecessary. They are often referred to as 4×2 (four sets of two legs as shown in Fig. For example: A drilling semisubmersible typically uses 8 or 12 mooring lines in four groups connected from the four columns to the seabed. The flowline jumpers are conventional subsea technology, requiring 5D bends for pigging. 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It is important to establish a stable equilibrium position for the vessel, where the steady forces of current, wind and wave drift balance the restoring forces from the station-keeping system. In other words, the HR and flexible jumper are considered to be filled with seawater (hydrotesting or accidentally flooded). Hydrodynamic loading is covered in Chapter 3 and physical modeling in Chapter 13. Quasi-static analysis, allowing for submerged weight and elasticity of line, platform motion and seabed reaction/friction forces, is usually appropriate when dealing with platform mean- and low-frequency motions. Flexible risers, on the other hand, can be designed to tolerate larger offset and can be combined with any of the mooring systems. Guide to FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading) 2018-07-19 by Adam Muspratt Floating Production Storage and Offloading is a core element of the oil & gas extraction and refinement process. These structures are floating hulls and thus are subject to a combination of maritime and offshore engineering rules and codes. Therefore although the spread mooring system is cost-effective, its application to large ship-shaped floating structures is only suitable for areas of a benign environment or where the directionality of wind, wave, and current is persistent, such as in offshore West Africa. A production semisubmersible or floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) typically uses 12 or 16 mooring lines in four groups connected from the four columns to the seabed. End forces on the columns and pontoons are important to model. 8.25), are acceptable. Production floaters are very complex systems. A system dynamic analysis generally consists of a surge, sway and yaw simulator. Most floating production systems, and virtually all of the semi-submersible, FPSs and FPSOs, produce oil and gas from wells on the seabed, called “subsea wells”. Factors, such as increased offshore exploration activity and focus on development of offshore oil and gas production, are expected to drive the market for floating production systems. Unlike other analysis tools, it performs fully coupled dynamic analysis of floating production systems with the mooring, risers, and floating host platform all connected in a single model. There is a significant difference in the current mooring criteria between European (mainly North Sea) and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico as reflected in API RP 2SK. Thus the characteristic capacity includes the influence of the component mean breaking strength and its coefficient of variation. Catenary system with a chain–wire–chain setup. Current loads on moorings are only considered, if these are dominant, such as at sites with loop currents. Unlike FPSOs apart of gas production, storage and offloading, they will also allow full scale deep processing, same as onshore LNG plant has to offer but squeezed to 25% of its footprint. The selection of a technically feasible and cost-effective mooring system type is primarily dependent on water depth and environment. The standards are typically divided into a number of sections as follows: A further description of certification standards is given below for one particular authority. In designing the layout of the spread mooring system, the preferred heading is determined by the local environmental conditions. [11] The unit is destined for the Kanowit gas field off Sarawak, Malaysia. This can be problematic because the anodes are by definition hard to replace in these inaccessible areas. For wire and chain, the capacity against fatigue caused by tension is defined in terms of the number of stress range cycles given by: where s is the stress range double amplitude (MPa) and m, and aD are the slope and intercept on the seawater S–N curves, given in the Standards for various chain and wire rope types. Floating production systems are flexible, cost and schedule effective solutions in particular for deep water applications. As an example, the DNV Offshore Standard for Position Mooring specifies different safety factors for design depending on the criticality of the production. of Energy, HMSO, 1984 and takes precedence over “Code of Practice for Fatigue Design and Assessment of Steel Structures,” BS7608:1993, with or without amendment of February 1995). A marine growth density of 1325 kg/m3 is common, and the standards provide equations to calculate the mass of growth depending on the line type and diameter, together with growth thickness and water depth. This is taken as πd2/4 for steel wire rope and 2πd2/4 for chain. In practice, the long-term environment can be discretised into something like 8–12 headings and 10–50 sea states. The latter may be more cost-effective for depths larger than 300 m. For water depth between 500 and 1000 m—All four choices may be considered. A minimum of 3 h full-scale equivalent time is specified, though usually significantly longer time is beneficial. Fibre rope terminations under consideration included socket and cone, conventional socket and spliced eye, the latter being the only one presently qualified at sizes appropriate to deep-water mooring systems. The system is usually tied to multiple subsea production wells and gathers the oil and/or natural gas through a series of in-field pipelines. The mooring system is assessed in terms of three limit states based on the following criteria: Ensuring that individual mooring lines have suitable strength when subjected to forces caused by extreme environmental loads – ultimate limit state (ULS). The processing equipment aboard the floating production and storage system is similar to that on a production platform and can consist of water separation, gas treatment, oil processing, water injection, and gas compression, among others (Figure 3.4). The procedure for fibre ropes is described further here. [22] The hull is an Aker Solutions proprietary "Tentech975" design. For wire, this depends on whether the make-up is six strand or spiral strand; for chain, the stiffness depends on chain diameter. Chain wire fatigue curves based on stress (DNV OS-E301). For fibre rope, the capacity against fatigue caused by tension–tension effects is given by: where R is the ratio of tension range to characteristic strength and m, aD are given in the standards. However, if a failure leads to a thruster stop situation during the ALS then this must be considered equivalent to a line failure. The design equation to be used for FLS is similar to that for ULS and ALS, being of the form: where dc is the damage that accumulates as a result of all the individual environmental states over the system design lifetime, and γF is a fatigue safety factor. There is the oil tank on the floating production platform. Deepwater floating production systems are generally concentrated in the “Golden Triangle” of the Gulf of Mexico, offshore West Africa and Brazil (fig. Many internal spaces are protected with zinc rather than aluminum anodes to alleviate some of these issues; it is a good idea to consider the placement of permanent reference electrodes in such spaces as access can be difficult after commissioning. 4.1): Figure 4.1. This unit incorporates deepwater drilling equipment that will help to develop the field and can be removed and reused after all the Azurite production wells have been drilled. This can provide an economically attractive solution for smaller oil fields, which can be exhausted in a few years and do not justify the expense of installing a pipeline. For vessels that cannot change direction relative to the weather it is necessary to consider waves, wind and current acting from the same directions. “Offshore Installations: Guidance on Design, Construction and Certification,” HSE Books, 1995 (supersedes same title from UK Dept. Flowline jumpers are used to connect the riser base with flowline base. Taut (or semitaut) leg system with a chain–wire–chain setup. Subsea wells are expensive, but not as expensive in deepwater as placing a platform at the site. MODEC is an owner/operator and EPCI (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation) general contractor of floating production systems including Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) units, Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO) units, FLNGs, Tension Leg Platforms (TLPs) and Semi-Submersibles. In order to calculate the mooring line structural response it is necessary to apply appropriate environmental loads for the site under consideration. Only a brief overview is given here. Some commercial codes commonly used in the offshore industry which do this include: David T. Brown, in Handbook of Offshore Engineering, 2005. The safety factors are also applied differently. On the other hand, the mooring lines can often be grouped into three or four groups to improve the mooring performance and to create large angular space for risers and other subsea facilities. Generally there is a lack of documented fatigue data on these latter connection elements, though API RP 2SK does provide fatigue information on Kenter shackles. Once the anchors are deployed, the position and direction of the floating vessel are effectively restricted, and risers and umbilical systems can be installed and operated. The FPS can be used in water depths from 600 to 6,000 ft. Worldwide distribution of floating production platforms [Offshore, 2002]. The Floating Production System market research report delivers a thorough analysis of this business sphere with expert insights on the past and present growth matrix. [2] The taut leg systems can provide considerably smaller vessel offset than the catenary systems. Section 8.4.5 describes these stiffness criteria in more detail. 2.3) and 4×4. For each of these sea states, it is necessary to calculate the mooring system response together with the sea state occurrence frequency. These result in mean wave drift motions, and responses at wave and low frequency as described in Section 8.3. Oil Terminal "Belokamenka" L.L.C Rosnefteflot, Rubicon Offshore International with Langstein Slip. [1] Emerging new type of FLNG facilities will be used. The safety factors are also higher, if a quasi-static analysis, as opposed to a more rigorous dynamic analysis is carried out. Model tests can be used to establish damping, though as described in Section 8.4.9, damping levels associated with the mooring are difficult to quantify. The values depend on the intended operation of the vessel, in that higher factors are imposed where mooring failure could lead to unacceptable situations such as loss of life, collisions, sinking or hydrocarbon release. We are known as a pioneer in the offshore loading segment for supplying the industry’s first tandem offloading system. John Halkyard, in Handbook of Offshore Engineering, 2005. Design of Floating Production Systems April 23 - 27, 2018. Other connecting links and terminations must be designed with higher strength characteristics than the main line elements, together with improved fatigue lives. Built at a cost of over US$ 800 million by Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan, Korea, it is operated by Esso Exploration Angola (ExxonMobil). In theory, a spread mooring system can be used in any geographic area as long as it has sufficient strength; in reality, if the ship-shaped floating structure is subject to large lateral environmental loads (i.e., in a beam sea condition), the mooring lines may not be able to withstand the excessive loading. [15] Most FSOs are converted single hull supertankers. Floating Production Systems The Aalborg Industries Group is a leading supplier of equipment and services for Float-ing Production Systems such as FPSOs, FSOs, FSUs, FSRUs, etc. The technology is still developing, but fibres being considered for mooring system use include polyester, aramid, high-modulus polyethylene (HMPE) and nylon. Wellheads are on the ocean floor and connected to the surface deck with production risers designed to accommodate platform motion. This design shares many of the characteristics of the ship-shaped FPSO such as high storage capacity and deck load, but does not rotate and therefore does not need a rotating turret. Relatively speaking, a spread mooring system is simple and economical, and does not require complicated rotational mechanical systems. FPS offers the operator a cost-effective solution for deep water and marginal yield developments where a fixed structure is not possible. During these dry docks, repairs are made to the coating and CP (usually ICCP) systems. The first term is the Froude–Krylov force, i.e. Lee, et al (1999) describe the ABS approach on synthetic ropes, while Stoner, et al (1999) present the contents of an engineer's design guide for fibre moorings, emphasising the limitations in the available test data. Typically comprised of Electrical Slip Rings , Toroidal Fluid Swivel and Fiber Optic Rotary Joints , swivels are used in a variety of Floating Production Systems (FPS) including buoys, turret moorings and offshore loading towers. A floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit is a floating vessel used by the offshore oil and gas industry for the production and processing of hydrocarbons, and for the storage of oil. For effects other than tension fatigue, for example chain or wire bending and tension–compression for fibre ropes, further consideration, such as experimental testing, is required. The report is titled “Floating Production System Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Type (Floating Production, Storage, and Offloading (FPSO),Tension Leg Platforms (TLP), Spar … The problem is that these anodes are able to protect the well-coated hull to such a level that the ICCP systems never energize, thus the sacrificial anodes are consumed prematurely. The platform response is, in many situations, strongly influenced by the damping associated with the low-frequency motions. Environmental conditions – in air, in seawater, in seawater with cathodic protection etc. The types of production concepts available for deepwater production are illustrated in fig. The FPSO has a length of 292 m, beam of 50.6 m and is 29 m deep, accommodates about 100 people in single cabins. This section of the standards gives methods and guidance associated with the design of thruster-assisted moorings. particle ingress – causes strength loss by abrasion from water-borne material such as sand, prevented by using a suitable sheath and not allowing contact between the rope and seabed. Ops Servicos De Producao De Petroleos Luanda, Ravensworth, Crosby, Stickle Fields, Exmouth Sub-basin, Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering. For new lines, the standards indicate the following drag coefficients: Cd = 1.2 for spiral strand with sheathing. The most common types of mooring profiles used for floating production systems are as follows (Fig. So over the last 25 years we have seen significant technological advances in the FPS design. 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