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FSOs and FPSOs

FPSO = Floating Production, Storage and Offloading
Often a converted tanker, these will sometimes have production facilities onboard, and are normally used in areas where a pipeline to transport oil to shore isn't available. Typically a shuttle tanker will moor alongside the FPSO and offload the stored oil periodically.
Ruby II South China Sea, Vietnam The Ruby II FPSO supported by the Rockwater DSV, during pipeline installation in the South China Sea...
FSO Palanca 2011 Angola Block 3.05
DHIRUBHAI-1 (AFPO) This is my home from 31 May 2012 till 30 June 2012. Offshore at Kakinada.
Petrojarl Foinaven FPSO Moored west of Shetland, been there for the past 15 years, producing oil for BP.
Haewene Brim at Nigg The Bluewater FPSO Haewene Brim is being manoeuvered into position before entering the Nigg dry dock...
The Haewene-Brim in the Dry Dock at Nigg.

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