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floating production, storage and offloading unit [1 record]

Record 1 2007-08-28


Subject field(s)
  • Oil Production
  • Storage of Oil and Natural Gas
  • Types of Ships and Boats

A vessel, usually a converted oil tanker, that is used to develop an offshore oil field.


Oil flows from undersea wells via flowlines to production facilities onboard the FPSO. The oil is then stored in the FPSO until it is offloaded to tanker ships for transportation to a terminal or refinery.


  • Production pétrolière
  • Stockage du pétrole et du gaz naturel
  • Types de bateaux

L'extraction pétrolière se fait de plus en plus à partir de navires-usines baptisés unités flottantes de production, stockage et déchargement en mer (FPSO) [...]


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