Schiehallion FPSO

Summary Information

  • Name: Schiehallion FPSO
  • Field: Schiehallion Oil Field
  • Country: UK
  • Ownership: BP
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  • Field Operated By: BP
  • Capacity: 130,000 bpd
  • Year of Completion: 1997

Brief Description

  • The Schiehallion FPSO incorporates two trains of oil separation and high-pressure gas compression.
  • The vessel has storage for 950,000 barrels of oil
  • The oil can be off-loaded on to shuttle tankers at the rate of 600,000 barrels per 24-hour period
  • The vessel is permanently moored by means of a forward top mounted internal turret system, which holds the FPSO on station during survival storm conditions. Fourteen mooring chains anchor the vessel in approximately 400 meters of water.
  • The vessel was decommissioned as part of the Quad 204 Redevelopment Project, which is designed to extend the lives of the Schiehallion & Loyal fields utilising the Glen Lyon FPSO
  • The vessel has been refurbished and renamed Armada Intrepid FPSO


  • Brown & Root: Project management, the design and fabrication of the FPSO's topsides and for the vessel installation
  • Harland and Wolff: Design and build the 950,000 barrel capacity vessel
  • SBM: Design and build the turret and moorings
  • Brown & Root McDermott Fabricators (BARMAC): Fabrication of 6,300 tonnes of process topsides
  • BiFab:
    • Fabrication of Upper Turret for FPSO Including Duplex Process Pipework and the LQ Module
    • Hex Replacement Module
    • Extended Living Quarter
  • HSM Offshore: Compression Modules


  • In operation


  • 1997 - Schiehallion FPSO completed
  • 2013 - The FPSO is decommissioned and sold

Other Information

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