GIRASSOL FPSO Project / TotalFinaElf, Angola. The Girassol FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading Unit) contract for the topsides includes a DCS . While the history of floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) is paved with record cost overruns and delays, through the description of the Girassol. The Girassol FPSO hull is a double-hull design – with side ballast tanks over the full length of the cargo tanks, two fore and two aft peak ballast tanks, and single.

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Support and safety systems are designed for people including visitors. From the first months after discovery, the Girassol FPSO development history described here presents how the Operatorand its Contractors, through the contracting strategy, the main architectural choices and project execution, faced these challenges and managed the successful FPSO development, crowned by first oil 41 months after project sanction.

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The general layout of the topsides is governed girassoll safety considerations with the most hazardous equipment being. Another key success factor was that Yokogawa shipped equipment to certain package vendors in order to validate the interface up as far as the man-machine operator interface. Sailaway of the FPSO from the construction yard in South Korea occurred at the end of March at girssol level of completion and commissioning never achieved before for a production unit of such complexity.

Parallel reservoir engineering and surface facilities development; Interface data issues due to different schedule in design development between UFL and FPSO; Management of significant design data changes in throughput and treatment capacity during contract execution; Additional challenges to the FPSO development came from the following adverse events which occured during the course of the project execution: The Operator, girasol developing the FPSO, employed parallel engineering, functional specifications and an early involvement of the industry with an original contracting strategy in order to achieve the Girassol field development in less than six years from girassok to first oil setting a new standard for the Industry.

Peer reviewed only Published between: The key dates for the project were: Yokogawa is in charge of the maintenance contract for the Integrated Control and Safety system which fpsso assistance on site for all components: The FPSO described here is now the only visible facility of this pioneering project for the offshore industry Figure A The completion, just 33 months after the award of a contract based on fpwo specifications, constituted a new benchmark for future FPSO’s.


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Girassol: The FPSO Presentation and Challenges – OnePetro

Yokogawa is currently implementing the JASMIN project for an extension of the field, which involves two additional risers one line of 6 production wells and one line of 4 injection wellsgiving a total of 52 wells. The methodology for keeping track of modifications giraassol of course closely monitored. Co-ordination, team spirit and parallel engineering were the keys to successful completion of the assignment.

The main difficulty of the project lay in the fact that only pre-basic engineering studies had been completed when the Girssol was awarded, meaning that the engineers working on the project had to perform several tasks in parallel during detailed engineering.

Cathodic protection of the hull is performed by sacrificial anodes in the tanks.

Proceedings of an international conference Oceanology: Yokogawa is very pleased to have been able to take part in this major project, which requires not only long-term support and integration but also co-ordination and close partnership with the key players. The first phase of the project involved defining the guidelines which would provide the basis for the application configuration while the detailed engineering was in progress.

Accommodation and life saving. The living quarters provide accommodation for persons into eight executive cabins, twelve single bed cabins. The ability to perform modifications on-line is an essential factor in ensuring uninterrupted production.

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Giirassol Mechanics Symposium and 5th U. The hull construction subcontract was performed in 19 months and the construction of the 25,tonnes topsides subcontract was done in 21 months. Advanced search Show search help. Girawsol us Contact us Help Terms of use. Yokogawa was able to achieve this giraasol its standard tools.

Offshore Technology Conference Disciplines 4. Since the technology used in the process is new, and as wells start production one by one, the tools have to be very flexible so that modifications can be carried out online and single modifications downloaded without stopping production.


The FPSO is equipped with: Publishers Content Coverage Privacy. Cofferdams are installed between methanol and cargo tanks, and between machinery space and cargo tanks. Proceedings of an international conference Diverless and Deepwater Techology: Proceedings of an International Conference Submersible Technology: Main tanks are equally distributed portside and starboard side.

Sheriff’s Encyclopedic Dictionary of Applied Geophysics, fourth edition. Abstract While the history of floating production storage and offloading FPSO is paved with record cost overruns and delays, through the description of the Girassol FPSO project, this paper presents the ways and means used by the Operator- TotalFinaElf – to manage the successful development of the world’s largest deepwater FPSO installed in the Girassol field, offshore Angola.

Very buoyant shipyard market; Reallocation of topsides construction and integration site. Accommodation and life saving The living quarters provide accommodation for persons into eight executive cabins, twelve single bed cabins, sixty double bed cabins.

GIRASSOL FPSO Project / TotalFinaElf, Angola

Topsides General lay out The general layout of the topsides is governed by safety considerations with the most hazardous equipment being arranged away from the accommodation area Figures A-2 and A All ballast tanks are painted and the hull exterior is protected by impressed current.

Contact a Yokogawa Expert to learn how we can help you solve your challenges. Once this phase had been completed and validated by all the partners, the application configuration was performed using user friendly tools which secured the application and facilitated the tests. Further developments are being assessed, and would consist of additional risers and associated utilities on the FPSO. The initial “fast-track” approach of the Girassol development required the FPSO execution to face the following challenges: Name of the ship.