Block 31, PSVM Project, Angola, BP

ProConThe FPSO Greater Plutonio vessel

The Block 31 developments programme is based on a standardised development concept, which is intended to reduce cycle time, optimize capital and maximise operating efficiency through standardised design, fabrication and commissioning.

The first project in the programme will comprise the Plutão, Saturno, Vênus and Marte (PSVM) fields which lie in the north east sector of Block 31, in a water depth of approximately 2000m, some 400 kilometres north west of Luanda.

The FPSO PSVM is equipped with one of the biggest external turrets ever constructed in the oil industry and topside modules of over 20,000 tonnes.

Designed for up to 20 years of deployment without drydocking, the FPSO PSVM can process 157,000 barrels of oil per day and 245 million cubic feet of production gas per day with a storage capacity of 1.8 million barrels of oil.

The conversion of FPSO PSVM involved installation of an external turret mooring system and process facilities, which include gas turbine generators, oil separation, gas injection/gas lift and water injection system.


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