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Photographer:Bjørn Poulsen [View profile]Title:BongaAdded:Sep 01, 2006
Captured:August 16, 2004IMO:9222962Hits:4,916
Photo Category: Floating Production/Storage/Offloading Units
Picture was taken Offshore NIgeria 16 August 2004

Ship Technology - Bonga FPSO
The Bonga Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessel IS used to develop Shell's Bonga oilfield, which lies 120km off the coast of the Niger Delta, covering an area of 60km². The vessel IS permanently installed in water depths ranging from 1,000m to 1,125m.

The Bonga FPSO was built by Samsung Heavy Industries in Korea for the owner operator, Shell Nigeria. The hull has a length of 305.1m or 295m between perpendiculars. It has a moulded breadth of 58m. The design draught is 23.4m and it has a scantling draught of 23.9m.

After construction, the hull was sailed to Tyneside for the process topsides to be installed by Amec. This topside processing system, weighing some 22,000t, is installed on a deck elevated 5.5m above the main deck.

The processing equipment installed will be able to process 225,000 barrels of stabilised crude oil per day at a maximum tank temperature of 60°C. That crude will be exported into a shuttle tanker at a rate of 7,000m³/h (1 million barrels per 24 hours).

The Bonga FPSO has a storage capacity of 324,233m³. The FPSO will also have a gas export facility of 150 million standard cubic feet per day. It can also carry 10,970m³ of diesel oil as well as 138,131m³ of water ballast. Its double bottom is laid out as sludge tanks.

The oil is contained in 15 cargo tanks arranged in a 5 x 3 configuration as well as five pairs of wing tanks full of water ballast. There are two diesel tanks, two methanol tanks and two slop tanks. The methanol tanks are separated from the other compartments by coffer dams.

Vessel Identification
Technical Data
Vessel type:Floating Storage/production
Gross tonnage:174,662 tons
Summer DWT:312,500 tons

Additional Information
Home port:Lagos
Class society:Lloyd's Shipping Register
Build year:2005
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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