Skarv FPSO

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Summary Information

  • Name: Skarv FPSO
  • Field: Skarv Oil And Gas Field
  • Country: Norway
  • Ownership:
  • Website:
  • Field Operated By: BP
  • Capacity:
    • oil: 85000 b/d
    • 15 mill sm3/d
  • Year of Completion: 2010

Brief Description

  • The vessel which is close to 300 m long and 50 m wide ranks as the world’s largest gas processing vessel with a capacity of 15 million standard cubic metres of gas and 80 000 barrels of oil per day. Total storage capacity is 875 000 barrels of oil.


  • Aker Kvaerner:
    • Front end engineering design of the complete production ship (FPSO) and intermediate engineering of the topsides
    • Detail engineering and procurement work for the 16.000 ton FPSO topsides as well as construction management assistance
    • Pre-installation of the 15 leg mooring system, tow from South Korea to Norway and transportation and installation of the FPSO
  • Samsung: Construction of vessel
  • Dyna Mac: One unit of topside modules and pipes
  • Bluewater:
    • Front End Engineering Design (FEED) study for the Turret Mooring System
    • Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) for the Turret Mooring System
  • Dresser-Rand: Provision of six DATUM(R) centrifugal compressor trains driven by variable speed electric motors for gas compression service, four generator sets for main power generation and control panels for each equipment package


  • In operation


  • 2006 - Bluewater awarded FEED study for the Turret Mooring System
  • 2007 - Aker Kvaerner awarded topsides detailed engineering contract
  • 2010 - Vessel leaves the shipyard for Norway
  • 2012 - Oil production starts

Other Information

  • The vessel has been specially designed for the very harsh Northern environment


  1. Samsung FPSO References
  2. Bluewater FPSO References
  3. International Protective Coatings FPSO References
  4. Bluewater awarded FPSO Turret Mooring System FEED Contract by BP Norge AS
  5. NOK 2 billion job for Aker Kvaerner on Skarv FPSO
  6. Dresser-Rand Selected to Supply $154 Million of Equipment to BP for FPSO for Skarv Field in the Norwegian Sea
  7. Naming ceremony Skarv FPSO
  8. BP’s Skarv FPSO on tow to Norway
  9. Aker Kvaerner awarded floater installation contract with BP Norway
  10. BP Begins Production From Skarv Field, Norway
  11. Dyna-Mac Topsides Module Business

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