Hybrid architecture provides solution for deepwater developments off West Africa

To develop their deepwater West Africa discoveries, several operators have opted for a hybrid architecture that includes a dry-tree floating structure, such as a tension leg platform (TLP), adjacent to a floating production, storage, offloading (FPSO) vessel.In this design, the dry-tree unit provides the drilling functions while the adjacent FPSO provides processing, utilities, and storage. This architecture has emerged as a development option of fields discovered in areas with little or no pipeline infrastructure and for fields requiring considerable reservoir management.In the case of a TLP, the metocean conditions off West Africa cause the optimum TLP configuration to differ from the T...

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