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Floating Production, Storage and Offloading Systems


A floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit is a floating vessel used by the offshore industry for the processing and storage of oil and gas. Throughout this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define Floating Production, Storage and Offloading Vessel;
  • Describe the basic physical structure of a FPSO;
  • Identify the different types of FPSOs used today;
  • Differentiate between the Converted Tanker FPSO and the New Build FPSO;
  • Differentiate between the powered and unpowered FPSO;
  • Identify the different types of mobile production/drilling units in existence;
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of each type of mobile production / drilling unit.

Course Content: What's in it for Me?

The course comprises fourteen (14) units, namely:

  • Unit 1: Background to offshore Production systems
  • Unit 2: Introduction to FPSO
  • Unit 3: Field and FPSO Development Decisions and Project Management
  • Unit 4: FPSO design
  • Unit 5: Production and Operations
  • Unit 6: Regulations Safety and Environmental Issues
  • Unit 7: Contractual and Economic considerations field Development Case Studies
  • Unit 8: Station Keeping
  • Unit 9: Maintaining Stability
  • Unit 10: Use of the Turret
  • Unit 11: The Production and the Offloading of Oil
  • Unit 12: Oil and Gas Processing Facilities
  • Unit 13: Marine Systems
  • Unit 14: Manning Strategies

Exams: Will I be Tested?

A written assessment will be administered at the end of the course.

Awards: How can I Update my Portfolio?

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to all successful participants.

Schedule: When Can I Start?

The next cohort of students will be enrolled in January 2013 for full time classes.

Prerequisites: How do I Apply?

No prerequisites are necessary.

Download and complete the application form here or visit our offices at 64-70 and 72-78 Lady Hailes Avenue, San Fernando to collect an application form and return with copies of all academic and prior training certificates.


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KSPT was registered with the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT) on 23 July 2009 as a post secondary institution and is now legally authorised to offer a wide range of programs to the industry and public.

On 20 April 2010 KSPT was awarded Center Approval Status with City & Guilds International and was further approved to deliver the Process Technology and International Vocational Qualification in Oil and Gas programmes.

Customised Training

The Kenson School of Production Technology Limited has positioned itself as a provider of customized training for clients in the industry. We have the capability to develop training modules that build technical competencies relevant to the unique operational requirements of different plants. This unique capability is built on a platform of many years of operational and maintenance experience in the offshore oil and gas industry and also harnesses up-to-date data from an integrated services perspective.

What our Students say...

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