Study sees continued growth for floating production

05/17/2004
A March 2004 study by the International Maritime Associates Inc. (IMA), Washington identifies more than 80 offshore projects in the planning stage that potentially will require floating production systems. Click here to enlarge imageThe study says that during the last 10 years (Fig. 1), systems in operation and available have increased by about 250% and currently number 156 (Fig. 2), consisting of 17 tension-leg platforms (TLPs), 38 production semisubmersibles, 92 floating production, storage, and offloading vessels (FPSOs), 9 production spars. Click here to enlarge imageIt also lists 74 vessels serving as floating storage, offloading (FSOs) vessels. The FSOs have no production capabili...
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