Frade FPSO

Summary Information

  • Name: Frade FPSO
  • Field: Frade Oil Field
  • Country: Brazil
  • Ownership: SBM Offshore
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  • Field Operated By: Chevron
  • Capacity: 100,000 bpd
  • Year of Completion:

Brief Description

  • The FPSO, moored by an internal turret accommodating 33 risers, is fitted with topsides for the production of 100,000 barrels of oil, treatment and compression of 106 million standard cubic feet of gas and treatment and injection of 150,000 barrels of water per day.
  • The FPSO based on the conversion of the VLCC ‘Lu San’


  • SBM Offshore: Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contract covering the provision of the FPSO
  • Drydocks World:
    • Fabricating and installing internal turret and moon pool
    • Installing module supports and production modules
    • Installing 14 modules; the heaviest being the Production Separation Module that weighs around 1400 tonnes
    • Fabricating, installing and integrating internal turret
  • Aker: Pusnes Offloading System
  • Kavin Engineering: Design And Engineering of Gas Dehydration and TEG Regeneration Package
  • ABB: Electrical Systems
  • Nessco: Communications systems


  • In operation


  • 2006 - SBM awarded FSPO contract
  • 2009 - FPSO delivered

Other Information

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  1. Drydocks World FPSO References
  2. Aker FPSO Pusnes Offloading Systems
  3. Kavin Engineering FPSO References
  4. International Protective Coatings FPSO References
  5. ABB FPSO References
  6. Nessco FPSO References
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