The floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) sector is likely to see between $80-$120 billion-worth of investment through 2019, and that is with the oil industry experiencing its worst downturn in a generation.
What is an FPSO?
Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) is defined as a floating vessel used by the offshore industry for the processing and storage of oil and gas. A FPSO vessel is designed to receive oil or gas produced from nearby platforms or subsea template, process it, and store it until oil or gas can be offloaded onto a tanker or transported through a pipeline. FPSOs are preferred in frontier offshore regions as they are easy to install, and do not require a local pipeline infrastructure to export oil and gas.
Pumps for the Booming FPSO Sector
Western Energy offers a variety of customised pumps for FPSO applications, that can cope with the severe conditions on the high seas. Our pumps conform to demanding standards (such as the NORSOK standards of the Norwegian petroleum industry, NFPA standards of the US National Fire Protection Association, etc) to ensure safe and reliable operation.
Some of the applications we have supplied before are water injection pumps, seawater lift pumps, fire water pumps, cargo pumps and transfer process pumps.