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Mooring Systems - External Turret

FPSO PSVM - Angola

SOFEC designed, constructed, fabricated and supplied an External Turret Mooring System complete with anchor legs, fluid swivels and installation aids.

Angola Block 31 is operated by BP under Production sharing Agreements between multi-partner Contractor Groups and the concessionaire, Sonangol. The Block 31 Contractor Group comprises BP (26.67%), Esso (25%), Sonangol (20%), Statoil (13.33%), Marathon (10%), and Total (5%).

FPSO PSVM will be a centrally located FPSO linked via flowlines and risers to a number of subsea production and injection wells. The Project is expected to be the first of several across Block 31 and should maximize value leverage through design and contracting standardization. Oil will be exported by direct offloading to a trading tanker. Gas will be initially re-injected into the reservoirs and later exported via a gas export pipeline to the new Angola LNG (ALNG) terminal when access is available.

The modularized production facilities for the FPSO PSVM are anticipated to process 210,000 bfpd, produce 150,000 bopd, re-inject/lift 250+ mmscfd and inject 300,000 bwpd including both desulfated seawater and produce water. The power plant required to operate the facility will be in the 65-70 MW range for full operations. These production requirements will meet the majority of the developments.

The SOFEC external turret mooring system will be ABS classed.

General Description
Location: Plutao, Saturno, Venus and Marte Fields, Angola
Client Name: BP Angola
Contract Awarded: June  2008
Installation Date: Planned for 2012
Water Depth: 2,000m (6,652ft)
Tanker Size: 296,200 mt
First Oil: Planned for 2012
Vessel Type: MODEC Converted FPSO
Storage Capacity: 2,000,000 bbls
Region: Africa
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