Jun.2024 14
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Marine Hose for Offloading FPSO

What is FPSO?

What is FPSO

FPSO is short for "Floating Production Storage and Offloading". It’s a floating unit that is moored in a fixed sea area. It’s created to stay there and operate all its service life. As a crucial part of the offshore oil and gas development program, FPSO units transmit power for oilfields, process extracted oil, gas and water mixtures, store petroleum in the hull and then offload onto the shuttle tanker which later goes to the shore when oil capacity reaches a certain amount. FPSO offloading hose are needed at the last step. Ship-to-ship hoses and floating marine hoses will come into use here. The hydrocarbon fluid is offloaded from the FPSO vessel and load into the oil tanker via flexible marine hose. Rubber hose is the middleman in the transfer process.

Ship to ship hose - DeepSee
It can also transfer the fluid through an underwater pipeline, which is seen less often. FPSO offloading is very complicated. The process is done on the sea; therefore, it requires high concentration and motivation to avoid spills. In a word, FPSO is a floating vessel that produce and refine hydrocarbons from the sea, store crude oil, and offload it to other units.

FPSO is either newly built vessels or the conversion of existing oil tankers. It can be classified into Floating storage and offloading (FSO), Floating production storage and offloading (FPSO), Floating drilling production storage and offloading (FDPSO), and Floating storage regasification unit (FSRU).

What kind of marine hoses are used for FPSO offloading?

Ship-to-ship hose (STS hose) and floating hose are the best choice for oil and gas transportation under this circumstance. In essence, they connect the FPSO unit and the shuttle tanker. This is the resemblance of these two cargo hoses. Using which type of hose depends on the distance between FPSO vessel and the tanker. Sea state is also an important factor. STS hose is applied to short-distance offloading, while floating hose is the opposite. DeepSee floating marine hoses contain polyethylene closed-cell foam, therefore they can float on the sea surface. This is also why they are suitable for long-distance petroleum, natural gas, and LPG transfer.

FPSO oil and gas offloading hose - DeepSee

During the past decade, our floating hose and STS hose have served numerous global marine projects commendably, including Brazil, Indonesia, Yemen, East Timor, Tanzania, Nigeria, etc. Thereinto, marine floating hoses account for 94% in quantity. Floating hose is an effective solution for FPSO oil and gas transportation and an excellent offloading marine rubber hose.

Floating hose for FPSO offloading - DeepSee

Marine hoses can be rolled up and put on the reel when not offloading. Special rubber formulation, hose structure and manufacture technique make our marine hoses flexible and strong. DeepSee floating hose and ship-to-ship hose will undergo bending stiffness test after production. Only qualified products can be delivered to our customers.

How to find reliable FPSO hose supplier?

If you are looking for high-quality FPSO hoses for offloading crude oil, natural gas or LPG with a competitive price, you have come to the right place. DeepSee marine rubber hose is under GMPHOM 2009 standard with Bureau Veritas certificates. We provide professional marine hose customization. If necessary, our engineers and technicians can inspect the working conditions on site and certify the quality of your finished products. All we want to do is to produce safe and long-lasting FPSO offloading hose for you.


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