In general, petroleum reservoirs vary with geographical locations and their environmental conditions, and there are no crude and gas exactly alike in respective locations. This means that it is very difficult to apply a specific standard design, which is usually preferred by many shipyards, to any FPSO hull.
These facts often lead to serious trouble for FPSO hull construction in terms of cost and delivery time.
In order to solve those challenging issues, Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. developed a next generation FPSO platform, “noah-FPSO Hull” (noah : New Offshore Adapted Hull), and obtained Approval in Principle for the noah-FPSO Hull from two world leading classification societies, Bureau Veritas and American Bureau of Shipping.
Unique modular design and multi-yard construction concept of the noah-FPSO Hull were overviewed and discussed in our 1st report . This paper is the 2nd report of the noah-FPSO Hull and focuses on discussing specific modular design for structural design and equipment arrangement. Hull motion in adverse weather condition is also discussed.