Friday, December 14, 2007


The Sevan Voyageur(IMO: 9390977, Port of Registry: Nassau) is a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading platform (FPSO), which is used as a floating production and storage for hydrocarbons. The hydrocarbons are stored in tanks in the hull of the platform and are transported by shuttletankers or by pipe line to onshore refineries. The hull is fitted with machinery, power generators, transformators, electric boards, fire control systems, ballast pumps and cargo pumps.

The main components on deck are living quarters with control rooms, workshop, life vessels, helipad, cranes, on- and offloading system for oil, and anchorwinches.

The FPSO also has a processing plant for hydrocarbons installed on deck. Depending on characteristics of the field, the processing plant has different modules for processing oil, gas, and water.

Source: Sevan Marine

There is also a power generating module that delivers power to the platforms additional machinery. The processing module has an oil production capacity of 10.000 - 200.000 barrels and a storage capacity of 300,000 barrels. She has an offloading capacity of 3,600 m3 per hour.

The oil is brought from the reservoir through one or more risers from the wellhead on the sea bed up to the platform. Gas and water is separated from the oil. The gas can be treated in several ways. It can be flared, re-injected into the well or used in the operations of the processing plant. The water is re-injected into the reservoir or released into the ocean after satisfactory cleaning.

The Sevan Voyageur is already the third round FPSO from Sevan Marine. Her predecessors are 'Sevan Piranema' and 'Sevan Hummingbird'

The Sevan Voyageur left Yantai Raffles Shipyard,China on November 9, 2007. The platform was placed onboard of the semi-submersible heavy load vessel 'Tai An Kou', which will enter the port of Rotterdam this evening where she will unload the Sevan Voyageur. The Sevan Voyageur will then be towed to Keppel Verolme Shipyard where she will be built off for topside hook-up and commissioning.

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