Shell U.K. Exploration & Production will install in the U.K. North Sea's Fulmar oil field the world's first commercial submerged turret loading (STL) system. Shell is replacing the existing Fulmar floating storage unit (FSU) tanker with the new design that employs a new purposebuilt tanker. The 95,000 dwt Vinga tanker, which arrived Oct. 7 at the Fulmar site, is purpose built to load crude oil using the STL system developed by Norway's state owned Den norske stats oljeselskap AS (Statoil). STL entails a buoy moored to the seabed and positioned 100 ft below the water's surface, to which a tanker connects a...

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