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Fulmar FSU

See also : Medora

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"Fulmar FSU", under construction at Rotterdam, June 1998.
( Photo Copyright Jörg Seyler )
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"Fulmar FSU", under construction at Rotterdam, June 1998.
( Photo Copyright Pieter Melissen )
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"Fulmar FSU", under construction at Rotterdam, June 1998.
( Photo Copyright Pieter Melissen )
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"Fulmar FSU", under construction at Rotterdam, June 1998.
( Photo Copyright Jörg Seyler )
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"Medora" before conversion into Floating Storage Unit “Fulmar FSU”, seen here in the middle, green deck.
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"Medora  Fulmar Field Flatform "A", ex. "Medora" at Keppel, Rozenburg, Holland, for new fore-arm.
( Photo Keppel )
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"Fulmar FSU", in the Northsea.
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"Medora" after conversion into Floating Storage Unit “Fulmar FSU”.
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The Fulmar Single Anchor Leg Mooring (SALM) permanently moors a converted tanker serving as a Floating Storage Unit (FSU) in the North Sea at Shell/Esso's Fulmar Field. The Fulmar storage and offloading system is the first such system installed in a rough weather area.
The installation of the SALM was unique, not by choice, but because of the requirements imposed by the nature of the system and by the environmental effects on the structure during installation. The SALM is comprised of very large, heavy structural components joined by mechanical articulations and connections. The size and weight necessitated that the connection of the FSU to the buoy be made offshore. The installation of the structure was weather sensitive, requiring the design of numerous "hold points" into the procedure; for instance, the SALM buoy acted temporarily points" into the procedure; for instance, the SALM buoy acted temporarily as a gravity structure, being transformed finally into a pile founded structure.
The loadout and installation strained the capacity of both dockside and moating equipment and produced several new world weight records. Novel applications of conventional equipment were used for loadout and transport of the components, for rigging used to make the major offshore lifts and connection between moving assemblies and for the rapid slurry installation of the permanent ballast.
This paper describes the installation procedures along with the corresponding field experience. Data on rigging, lift weights, seastate limitations and schedule are presented for use by those who may be faced with a similar opportunity.
Introduction
The Fulmar Field development plan emphasized early production. A seafloor template was set on location and several wells drilled that were tied back to a wellhead jacket set over the drilling template. A main jacket supporting the quarters, production and drilling facilities was set alongside and connected to the wellhead jacket by a bridge. The production from these first wells will generate revenue while the remaining wells are being drilled from the main platform and bring the production up to full capacity earlier in the life of the field. Production flows through a 16 inch pipeline from the platform to the storage tanker (FSU) moored to the SALM located 2.3 km (1.4 mi.) away (Figure 1). The produced oil is stored on board until it is offloaded to shuttle tankers which moor in tandem astern the FSU. The total development cost of the Fulmar Field will be approximately 580 M. The total installed cost of the SALM and FSU are 27 M and 42 M, respectively.
The installation of the Fulmar SALM buoy and base was accomplished using a large semisubmersible crane barge fitted with two revolving cranes - the "HERMOD" owned by Heerema Offshore Contractors. At one time during the design phase an alternate method of a self-floating vertical tow of the buoy and base was considered. This entailed some risk if a summer storm developed when the buoy was towed in less than the Fulmar site depth of 80 m (280 ft.). Also, because the "HERMOD" (or its sister ship, the "BALDER") was to be used on the Fulmar platform installation and a heavy lift crane was required for the attachment of the tanker to the buoy, the HERMOD was selected for the SALM installation as well.


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Additional Information by Kees Helder ;

Naam
Name
Medora
IMO Nr.
IMO Nr.
6823090
Roepnr.
Callsign
GYKN
Bouwjaar
Build
1968
Werf
Yard
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Nagasaki, Japan.
Bouwnr.
Build. Nr.
1655
In dienst
In service
01/11/1968
Eigenaar
Owner
Shell Tankers UK, Londen.
Vlag
Flag
British
Thuishaven
Homeport
London
Type
Type
Tanker
Klasse
Class
LR
Sub Type
Sub Type
Crude
Lengte (o.a.)
Length (overall)
325.08 mtr.
Lengte (p.p.)
Length (p.p.)
- mtr.
Breedte
Beam
47.22 mtr.
Holte
Depth
28,43 mtr.
Diepgang
Draft
18.95 mtr.
Tonnage DWT
DWT
210.658 ton
Tonnage GT
GT
105.252 ton
Tonnage NT
NT
74.999 ton
Inhoud
Cubic
- m3
Machine(s)
Engine(s)
2 Mitsubishi steamturbines.
Vermogen
Output
28.000 Hp
Snelheid
Speed
15.0 mile
Verbruik
Consumption
- t/h
Aantal Tanks
Total Tanks
8 centertanks and 5 wingtanks from which 2 Clean ballast tanks.
Bijzonderheden
Remarks
Total 22 M-class tankers for Shell Tankers where build.
Historie
History
Status
Status
1979 Sold and rebuild as a Floating Storage Unit “Fulmar FSU”.

Original Name
Medora
Type
VLCC
Delivered
29-11-1968
IMO No
6823090
Builder & Yard
Mitsubishi Heavy Ind., Ltd., Nagasaki, Japan
Yard No
1655
Engine
Steam
KW
20888
GRT
105252
NTR
74999
DWT
210658
LOA
325,03
LBP
310,02
Beam
47,22
Draft
18,96
Depth
24,52
Other names and history
1981 Fulmar F.S.U. rebuild as FPSO
1996 SPU 4
1998 Red Fulmar I
2002 Scrapped in China
Code
FPS
Scrapped
01-10-2002

The Miramar Ship Index for "MEDORA"
IDNo:
6823090
Year:
1968
Name:
MEDORA
Keel:
01.04.1968
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
21.07.1968
Flag:
GBR
Date of completion:
29.11.1968

Tons:
105252
Link:
-
DWT:
210658
Yard No:
1655
Length overall:
325.0
Ship Design:
LPP:
310.0
Country of build:
JPN
Beam:
47.2
Builder:
Mitsubishi
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Nagasaki
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1ST-16

Subsequent History:
1981 dump hulk - 1981 FULMAR FSU - 1996 SPU 4 - 1998 RED FULMAR I

Disposal Data:
Converted to a non-propelled offshore oil installation 1981, & scrapped 01.10.2002.

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
336950
6823090
6823090
1968
MEDORA
105252
-
Shell Tankers (UK) Ltd.
6823090
6823090
1968
FULMAR FSU
105252
1981
Shell Exploration and Prod. (Shell Expro)
6823090
6823090
1968
SPU 4
105252
1996
?????
6823090
6823090
1968
RED FULMAR I
105252
1998
?????