Big floating production unit en route to Congo

Nkossa Setting [38517 bytes]Nkossa Field Facilities Layout [162516 bytes] A large floating production unit (FPU) was last reported under tow to Nkossa oil and gas field, being developed off Congo by Elf Aquitaine and partners. The 220 m long by 45 m wide prestressed concrete barge, billed as the world's biggest FPU, is on a 6 week journey from its construction site at Fos-sur-Mer on the French Riviera. It will be linked to two unmanned wellhead platforms and two floating storage/offloading (FSO) tankers at its installation site. Nkossa production is to start in mid-1996 at 30,000 b/d of oil, build to 100,000 b/d in 2 years, and plateau at 120,000 b/d and 1,300 metric tons/day of ...

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