FPSO WORLD is an information website for the Floating, Production, Offloading, Storage industry and provides industry links to companies
that specialise in the FPSO industry around the world.
A floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit is a floating vessel used by the offshore industry for the processing of hydrocarbons
and for storage of oil. A FPSO vessel is designed to receive hydrocarbons produced from nearby platforms or subsea template, process them,
and store oil until it can be offloaded onto a tanker or transported through a pipeline. FPSOs are preferred in frontier offshore regions as they
are easy to install, and do not require a local pipeline infrastructure to export oil. FPSOs can be a conversion of an oil tanker or can be a vessel
built specially for the application. A vessel used only to store oil (without processing it) is referred to as a floating storage and offloading vessel