About the FPSO-Projects. So often I hear from people wanting to get into the offshore industry, and most have no skills or anything else to offer. Yes there are opportunities to get into the FPSO industry however you need to plan for this.

I have been more recently involved with construction and commissioning of the BP Greater Plutonio FPSO in Korea and also BP Thunderhorse which is strictly not an FPSO but floating production and drilling. Current projects in construction include Goliat and others.

FPSO (Floating Production, Storage, Offtake). These are essentially large oil tankers with oil production facilities installed on board.

They are anchored to the seabed and the crude oil is carried up to the vessel from subsea manifolds through a hose or piping system. This enters the FPSO via the turret.

The oil is then treated and held on board in tanks before being offloaded to oil tankers that cart the oil off to refineries.

The production facilities are constructed within modules. These may include seperation and LP compression, seperation and HP compression, Produced Water/Glycol, Water Injection and other specialist modules.

The installation will also include a gas turbine electrical power station module, flare tower and living quarters with helideck and safety equipment

The FPSO is now becoming the most popular method of bringing deepwater fields on stream and the eliminate the requirement for very expensive long-distance pipelines to transport oil and gas from wells to shore.

If you have worked offshore Brasil you will see how popular they are, I once left a rig for shore and ended up on a helicopter milk run that stopped at virtually every FPSO in the field. About the FPSO-Projects


I have worked in the offshore oil industry for more than 25 years and I am going to attempt and hand over to you some no sugar coating tips on employment in the oil industry. If you already work in the offshore oil industry or you are attempting to get yourself a fresh job offshore this website will try and give out you clear cut, hard-nosed and unbiased pointers.

You ought to clearly realise that it is not as effortless and unproblematic as some oil rig employment websites would have you accept as true. You simply can not walk onto an offshore installation into a new post without some fundamentals in place.

Offshore installations are potentially dangerous places, and safety and safe working practices is what we all live and breathe. For many positions it most emphatically is not a training ground for someone who doesn't have basic safety training or skills. Read the book on offshore safety.

In general personnel with a relevant trade in mechanical or electrical or electronics discipline have the best probability at acquiring a technical job start, however experienced hands is what most contractors chase, and that's utterly sensible. The offshore world isn't a charity industry, companies expend big dollars and if you want big riches you got to help the company make them.


It is up to you to put forward yourself in the most outstanding way possible to prospective employers and give companies a grounds to start you off. The oil field is not for sissies! You need to demonstrate people that you possess a confident and proactive can-do attitude. If you are someone who likes everything on a plate and your rear end wiped for you, better stay residence with your mom or the wife.

For individuals who are not in the offshore petroleum industry and are trying to get a commencement, do you in reality understand what an oil rig is? Most individuals who send me emails visibly don't have a clue. If you hanker after to work in the oil industry then it's appropriate to be knowledgeable about the basics to avoid sounding like a sap. Here is some fundamental information on the different offshore oil installation types that come under the umbrella and generic expression of oil rigs. About the FPSO-Projects