Escravos LPG FSO

  • FSO
  • New-build
  • 42 m
  • External Turret
  • EPCI
Escravos LPG FSO

Mitsui along with MODEC was the prime contractor of the world's first steel hulled new build LPG FSO for the Escravos gas field, offshore Nigeria.

The purpose of this project was the Nigerian government's decree to stop flaring of gas from offshore fields. The LPG FSO converts ethane, propane and butane components of the gas stream into liquid products.

The liquid LPG in high pressure and normal temperature is transferred to the LPG FSO and liquefied to LPG in normal and low pressure. The liquid products are stored in tanks of the FSO hull prior to being offloaded to LPG tankers that are used to transport the LPG to market.

Unit Name
Escravos LPG FSO
Field
Escravos field
Country
Nigeria
New/Conversion
New-build
Water Depth
42.4 m (139 ft)
Mooring Type
SOFEC External Turret
Storage Capacity
54,000 m³
Tanker Size
37,100 dwt 32°C Loading -39°C Storage
Client
Chevron Nigeria Ltd.
Contract
EPCI
Scope of Work
Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation
First Oil
July 1997
Current Status
Delivered