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Further Information - Floating Production Storage and Offloading Training

Description

Who is the course for?
This Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Training is suitable for all personnel who work with or on board Floating Production Storage and Offloading units (FPSOs).

Is previous experience required?
No previous experience is required to complete this course.

How will the course benefit me?
This course aims to provide learners with an overview of industry best practice for FPSO vessel operations.

How will the course benefit my company?
The course will benefit companies by ensuring that all relevant personnel have an overview of industry best practice for FPSO vessel operations.

What standards are referenced in the course?
• International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)
• Port State Authority/Flag State
• International Maritime Organization (IMO)
• International Association of Classification Societies (IACS)
• American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
• China Classification Society (CCS)
• Det Norske Veritas (DNV)
• Germanischer Lloyd (GL)
• Korean Register of Shipping (KR)
• Lloyd’s Register (LR)
• Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) (NK)
• Registro Italiano Navale (RINA)

Is there an assessment?
Once you have completed each section of the course, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the section and have a pass mark of 80%.

Learning Objectives

Section One: FPSO Overview

• Define Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading Vessels (FPSOs)

• Describe the basic physical structure of an FPSO

• Identify the different types of FPSOs used today

• Differentiate between the Converted Tanker FPSO and the New Build FPSO

• Differentiate between the Powered versus the Unpowered FPSO

• Identify the different types of mobile production/drilling units

• Identify the advantages and disadvantages of each type of mobile production/drilling unit

Section Two: Station Keeping on FPSOs

• Define station keeping

• Explain why station keeping is important on an FPSO

• Identify the station keeping methods for FPSOs

• Explain how anchors and chains are used as a method of station keeping

• Explain how wire ropes are used as a method of station keeping

• Explain how dynamic positioning is used as a method of station keeping

• Identify when the different methods of station keeping should be used

Section Three: Maintaining Stability on FPSOs

• Define stability

• Explain some of the basic stability terms

• Explain the importance of stability on an FPSO

• Identify the different methods of maintaining stability on an FPSO

• Explain the role of ballasting in maintaining stability

• Explain the role of loading in maintaining stability

• Explain the role of cargo loading in maintaining stability

Section Four: Use of the Turret on FPSOs

• Define turrets

• Explain how a turret is constructed

• Identify the different types of turrets used on FPSOs

• Describe the internal turret

• Describe the external turret

• Describe the rotating turret

• Describe the fixed turret

Section Five: The Production and Exportation of Oil on FPSOs

• Define Production and Offloading

• Identify the equipment used in Subsea Production Systems

• Describe Subsea Well Systems

• Explain the functions of Subsea Well Systems

• Explain the purpose of Flowlines

• Explain the purpose of Risers

• Explain the purpose of Subsea Manifold Systems

• Define Umbilicals

• Explain the purpose of Umbilicals

• Explain the purpose of Subsea Control Systems

• Explain the role of shuttle tankers in the offloading of oil

• Identify the equipment used in Export Systems

• Explain how FPSOs offload oil to shuttle tankers

• Explain the production and offloading flow strategy

• Explain how emergency shutdown is achieved

Section Six: Oil and Gas Processing Facilities on FPSOs

• Identify the oil and gas processing facilities

• Explain the process of crude separation

• Explain the purpose of the produced water system

• Identify the four functions of the gas process system

• Identify the main components of the gas process system

• Describe the gas compression process

• Describe the gas treatment process

• Describe the Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) process

• Identify the different utilities for oil and gas processing

• Describe the different utilities for oil and gas processing

Section Seven: Marine Systems on the FPSO

• Identify the marine systems on the FPSO

• Explain the marine systems on the FPSO

• Explain how the Loadmaster® software program can assist with marine operations

Section Eight: FPSO Personnel

• Explain the purpose of vessel classification

• Describe the legislation and guidelines for FPSOs

• Describe FPSO manpower skill requirements

• Explain FPSO manpower organisation

• Describe the roles and responsibilities of production operations personnel

• Describe the roles and responsibilities of marine operations personnel

• Describe the roles and responsibilities of engineering onshore support

• Describe logistical support on the FPSO

• Identify the areas where FPSOs have been used

Section Nine: Innovation and FLNG

• Describe how technology has made remote offshore gas fields viable

• Describe the design of Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) vessels

Assessment

Once you have completed each section of the course, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the section and have a pass mark of 80%.

System Requirements

• Internet Access - Users will need a computer or device with a web browser and an internet connection.

• System - Runs on desktop computers and tablets. Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and 10 and MAC OS. Apple Tablets running IOS 11.

• Browser - Runs on Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari, no plug-ins required

• Minimum browser size - 1024x672

• Audio – Requires speaker or headphones.

• Notes - Not suitable for smartphones

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