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Optimum concept to produce and load with underwater storage (OCTOPLUS)

Objective

The oil and gas industry is now developing prospects in water depths beyond 1,000 metres, exploring beyond 2,000 and there is considerable interest in even deeper waters, out to 3,500 metres. The OCTOPLUS surface facility, proposed under this project, may be compared with the now well accepted barge/ box / mono-hull FPSO concept. When developed, the concept, that could be built using conventional shipyard practices, should show step improvements in hydrodynamic behaviour, oil storage system, safety , structural efficiency and phased development capabilities All the above characteristics and advantages, when fully researched, should show OCTOPLUS to be a leading cost effective deep-water surface concept.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

DORIS ENGINEERING S.A.
Address
Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58 A
75013 Paris
France

Participants (4)

ALSTOM - CHANTIERS DE L'ATLANTIQUE S.A.
France
Address
Avenue Kléber 25
75116 Paris
EXMAR S.A.
Belgium
Address
De Gerlache Kaai
2000 Anvers /Antwerpen
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
Address
Av. Rovisco Pais
1049-001 Lisboa
LLOYD'S REGISTER OF SHIPPING
United Kingdom
Address
71,Fenchurch Street 71
EC3M 4BS London