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Floating Production Storage and Offloading Vessel

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Floating Production Storage and Offloading Vessel
A floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel is a self-propelled oil tanker used in offshore drilling, designed to support the production, storage and offloading of oil produced from subsea oil wells. The vessel comes equipped with production facilties mounted on raised supports above the ship's deck. The oil, pumped up from a subsea well, passes through various flowlines and risers up to a turret and then into the ship's production facilities. The oil is then stored in large cargo tanks and periodically offloaded via a loading house to a shuttle tanker.[1]

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  1. Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO). Corrosion Doctors. 05-06-2009.