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.
This is my home from 31 May 2012 till 30 June 2012.
Offshore at Kakinada.
Haewene Brim at Nigg
The Bluewater FPSO Haewene Brim is being manoeuvered into position before entering the Nigg dry dock...