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BP's FPSO Schiehallion

BP's FPSO Schiehallion, where I spend two fifths of my time these days; I am a "Field Telecoms Tech", working 12 hour shifts on a two weeks on / three weeks off cycle. It's a tough job but somebody has to do it; see my CV for the job specs.

The Schiehallion FPSO is located in the Schiehallion oil field in the north east Atlantic ocean approximately 80Nm to the west of the Shetland Islands.

Technical Data

Length: 245 metres
Breadth: 45 metres
Depth: 27 metres
Lightship: 42,425 mt
Deadweight: 152,360 mt (at 20 m)
Displacement: 194,785 mt (at 20 m)
Storage capacity: 950,000 bbls

Water depth: 395 metres
Throughput capacity: 180 BOPD
Flexible risers: up to 24
Wire/chain mooring legs
Suction anchors.

FPSO Schiehallion (photo - ęBP)
FPSO Schiehallion

Produced gas is piped via Sullom Voe in Shetland to the Magnus field where it is re-injected to re-pressurise the geological formation. At the time of her building at Harland and Wolff of Belfast the Schiehallion FPSO was the largest new building of her type.

FPSO Schiehallion (photo - ęBP)
FPSO Schiehallion

Processed crude is transferred from the Schiehallion FPSO to a dedicated shuttle tanker, the 126,000 dwt Loch Rannoch, constructed at Daewoo's shipyard in South Korea. The 850,000 barrel-capacity tanker, operated by BP Shipping, maintains the transportation link with Sullom Voe on the basis of a four to five day cycle.

To visit BP's Loch Rannoch web site, click here

Images of FPSO Schiehallion are used with permission and are the property and ęcopyright of BP


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