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Oil and Gas Technology

Oil & Gas Tecnology Update, News, reports...

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) construction either is new build and /or conversion from existing ship. Somehow all FPSO are in rectangle shape with sharp head. The other type of Floating Production Unit (FPU) which is in a rather square shape.

New concept of potable floating unit are implemented recently. They consist of Floating Accommodation Unit (FAU), Floating Drilling Production Storage Offloading Unit (FDPSOU), Floating Gas Turbine Generator Unit (FGTG) and Floating Mobile Subsea Vehicle Unit (FMSVU).

Floating Accommodation Unit (FAU)
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Floating Drilling Production Storage Offloading Unit (FDPSOU)
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Floating Gas Turbine Generator Unit (FGTG)Sevan_GTW
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Floating Mobile Subsea Vehicle Unit (FMSVU)Sevan_MSV
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All units are potable and inter-link between each and other. They can be added and relocated according operation demand.

These units have been constructed in YANTAI yard, China in 2005. Next post will includes the actual photos of these units.

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Saturday, August 25, 2007

With the deep water exploration, Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) is invented 30 years ago. With high cost in transportation of gas (for LNG production), Floating LNG extraction unit is invented and now...FIRST Floating Gas Refinery

World's First Advance Floating Gas Refinery
The World's First Advance Floating Gas Refinery took 7 years from concept stage to engineering completion and further 2 years for construction. This giant refinery weighs 35,000 T and 100,000 T with the carrying vessel (Blue Marlin of Dockwise BV). Refinery was constructed in Spain and presently operating for one of the gas fields in Artic Circle.

Refinery - FPSO1

Floating Gas Refinery ready to sail away

Refinery - FPSO2

Floating Gas Refinery sailing...

It processes the non associated gas collected through Sub Sea piping network and transports the processed gas through a Sub Sea pipeline to the onshore facility. It seems there are 5 gas turbines to run this whole refinery.

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Thursday, August 9, 2007

Aug 07 - Oil prices dropped to below $73 a barrel yesterday, a 3% fall in price. The price drop was on the back of concern over the state of the US economy.
Source : AME

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Dana Gas has announced a new gas and condensate discovery from its Dabayaa-1 exploration well in the West Manzala Exploration
Concession in Egypt. Centurion Petroleum Corporation, the upstream division of Dana Gas, drilled the Dabayaa-1 well to a total depth of 3,001 meters and encountered a hydrocarbon-bearing interval that extends over a 10 square kilometer area.
Source : AME

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

The Nigerian arm of Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) has made an oil discovery and a test well flowed at up to 5,000 barrels per day, the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) said on Thursday.
The discovery was made onshore in the eastern Niger Delta in Shell's Oil Mining Licence 17. The exploration well, Aghata-1, was drilled to a total depth of 4,679 meters and encountered 245 meters of hydrocarbon bearing reservoirs. Source : IN O&G

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