Petroleum 101 - Floating Production Solutions - Charyl

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  • 1. 

    What is not typical for a fixed platform

    • A.

      Anchored directly to sea bed

    • B.

      Can sail around

    • C.

      Immobile

    • D.

      Long term use

    Correct Answer
    B. Can sail around
    Explanation
    A fixed platform is typically immobile and anchored directly to the sea bed, allowing for long term use. However, the option "Can sail around" is not typical for a fixed platform. Fixed platforms are designed to remain in a fixed location and are not meant to sail or move around. Therefore, this option does not align with the characteristics of a fixed platform.

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  • 2. 

    A FSO is a ship shaped floater, but what does FSO stand for?

    • A.

      Floating ,Soil and Operator

    • B.

      Floating, Storage and Offloading

    • C.

      Floating, Storage and Operator

    • D.

      Future Onshore Operator

    Correct Answer
    B. Floating, Storage and Offloading
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Floating, Storage and Offloading." FSO stands for Floating, Storage and Offloading, which refers to a ship-shaped floater used in the offshore oil and gas industry. FSOs are designed to store and transfer oil or gas from offshore platforms or rigs to onshore facilities. They provide temporary storage and can offload the stored hydrocarbons onto tankers for transportation.

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  • 3. 

    How does a Semi-Submersible get to location?

    • A.

      Propellars

    • B.

      It does not, it drills from land and out

    • C.

      Towed to location

    Correct Answer
    C. Towed to location
    Explanation
    A semi-submersible gets to its location by being towed. This means that it is pulled or dragged by another vessel to the desired location. This method is commonly used for transporting semi-submersibles to offshore drilling sites. Once it reaches the location, the semi-submersible can then begin its drilling operations.

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  • 4. 

    What is the main difference between a FSO and a FPSO

    • A.

      Size

    • B.

      FSO only operates in shallow water

    • C.

      FPSO can produce as well as store oil/gas

    • D.

      FPSO only used in North Sea

    Correct Answer
    C. FPSO can produce as well as store oil/gas
    Explanation
    The main difference between a FSO (Floating Storage and Offloading) and a FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading) is that the FPSO has the capability to both produce and store oil/gas, while the FSO is only used for storage purposes. The FPSO is equipped with production facilities such as drilling equipment and processing units, allowing it to extract and process oil/gas from offshore wells. In contrast, the FSO is primarily used for storing oil/gas that has already been extracted and processed elsewhere.

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  • 5. 

    What is LNG?

    • A.

      A logging device

    • B.

      Liquid Natural Gas

    • C.

      Italian Operator

    • D.

      Fracking Device

    Correct Answer
    B. Liquid Natural Gas
    Explanation
    LNG stands for Liquid Natural Gas. It is a form of natural gas that has been cooled to a liquid state for easier storage and transportation. LNG is odorless, colorless, non-toxic, and non-corrosive. It is primarily composed of methane and is used as a fuel source in various industries, including transportation, power generation, and heating.

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  • 6. 

    What is this? 

    • A.

      A Buoy

    • B.

      A sparr

    • C.

      Christmas Three

    • D.

      BOP

    Correct Answer
    A. A Buoy
    Explanation
    A buoy is a floating device that is typically anchored in bodies of water to mark locations or provide navigational information. It is usually brightly colored and has a distinctive shape, making it easily visible from a distance. Buoys are commonly used in maritime environments to indicate safe channels, warn of hazards, or mark the location of underwater structures. They play a crucial role in ensuring the safety of navigation for ships and boats.

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  • 7. 

    Which production unit has the ability to store oil and gas?

    • A.

      Drill Ship

    • B.

      Fixed Platform

    • C.

      Semi-Submersible

    • D.

      SPAR

    Correct Answer
    D. SPAR
    Explanation
    A SPAR (short for "Single Point Anchor Reservoir") is a type of floating production unit that has the ability to store oil and gas. Unlike other production units like drill ships, fixed platforms, and semi-submersibles, a SPAR is specifically designed to provide storage capacity for hydrocarbons. It consists of a large vertical cylinder that is moored to the seabed, allowing it to float in deepwater environments. The cylinder contains storage tanks where oil and gas can be stored before being offloaded onto tankers for transportation. This makes the SPAR an ideal choice for offshore oil and gas production where storage capacity is required.

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  • 8. 

    What is a negative aspect of using subsea processing?

    • A.

      New technology to the market

    • B.

      Significant start up costs

    • C.

      Difficult to maintain equipment

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. New technology to the market
    Explanation
    Using subsea processing can be a negative aspect due to the fact that it involves new technology being introduced to the market. This means that there may be uncertainties and risks associated with its implementation and operation. As a result, companies may face challenges in terms of understanding and adapting to the new technology, which can lead to potential difficulties in maintaining and operating the equipment. Additionally, the introduction of new technology often requires significant start-up costs, further adding to the negative aspects of using subsea processing.

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  • 9. 

    The _____ is a production unit mostly used in the Gulf of Mexico.

    • A.

      SPAR

    • B.

      FPSO

    • C.

      Semi-Sub

    • D.

      FSO

    Correct Answer
    A. SPAR
    Explanation
    A SPAR is a production unit that is commonly used in the Gulf of Mexico.

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  • 10. 

    How can an FPSO be securely moored? More than one answer may apply.

    • A.

      Deadline Anchored

    • B.

      Spread Moored

    • C.

      Turret Moored

    • D.

      Turret and Spread Moored combination

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Spread Moored
    C. Turret Moored
    Explanation
    An FPSO (Floating Production, Storage, and Offloading) can be securely moored using either spread mooring or turret mooring. Spread mooring involves anchoring the FPSO to the seabed using multiple mooring lines, which are connected to anchors or piles. This method provides stability and prevents excessive movement. Turret mooring, on the other hand, involves a rotating turret that allows the FPSO to weathervane and align with the prevailing wind, waves, and currents. This reduces stress on the mooring lines and ensures the vessel remains securely in place. A combination of turret and spread mooring can also be used for added security and flexibility.

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  • 11. 

    Which is not a method for putting an FPSO on the market?

    • A.

      Trade

    • B.

      Intercept

    • C.

      Conversion

    • D.

      Newbuild

    Correct Answer
    A. Trade
    Explanation
    Trade is not a method for putting an FPSO on the market because it refers to the act of buying and selling goods or services, rather than the process of making an FPSO available for sale. The other options, intercept, conversion, and newbuild, all represent different methods of putting an FPSO on the market.

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