BW Pioneer FPSO

Summary Information

Brief Description

  • The FPSO has a capacity to process 80,000 barrels of oil and 500,000 cubic meters of gas per day.
  • The unit is provided of a disconnecting anchorage system which allows its displacement to sheltered areas in the event of a storm or hurricanes.


  • BW Offshore: Provision of FPSO
  • Inocean: Vessel Design
  • Keppel: FPSO conversion
  • APL: Delivery of complete STP buoy and mooring system
  • First Subsea: Supply of mooring connections for a disconnectable Submerged Turret Production (STP) Buoy
  • Dyna-Mac: 7 units of topside
  • DPS Global: Flare Knock Out, Production Separation / PWT, Module Supply EPC, Module Yard Supervision, Detailed Design, FEED
  • Technics: Design of the process engineering, detailed engineering and calculations, procurement of major equipment and fabrication /construction (i.e., “EPCC Basis”), for two modules of gas compression systems and one unit of gas treatment and processing module
  • Kavin Engineering: Design And Engineering of Gas Dehydration and TEG Regeneration Package
  • ABB: Electrical Systems


  • In operation


  • 2007 - Petrobras & BW Offshore sign FPSO contract
  • 2008 - Dyna-Mac awarded topsides contract
  • 2009 - First Subsea awarded contract to supply mooring connections
  • 2009 - FPSO conversion completed
  • 2011 - BOEMRE Approves use of BW Pioneer FPSO
  • 2012 - First oil produced

Other Information

  • BW Pioneer FPSO is the first ever FPSO approved for use in the USA


  1. International Protective Coatings FPSO References
  2. ABB FPSO References
  3. Inocean FPSO References
  4. Kavin Engineering FPSO References
  5. Dyna-Mac Topsides Module Business
  6. Petrobras and its partners approve Chinook Cascade FPSO contract
  7. Technics Oil & Gas Kicks Off FY2008 On A High Note with New Client - Norway-Listed Leading FPSO Contractor, BW Offshore
  8. Keppel Shipyard on track to complete first FPSO for US Gulf of Mexico
  9. First Subsea to moor Chinook Cascade FPSO STP Buoy 
  10. BOEMRE Approves First-Ever Use of Deepwater Floating Production Storage Offloading Facility in Gulf of Mexico
  11. BW Offshore: First oil on BW Pioneer

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