How it works

Offshore production platforms collect hydrocarbons produced subsea via specially designed flow-lines and risers, and convey them to onshore receiving facilities, or re-inject associated gas back into the well to enhance production.

Modern facilities include a semi-submersible spar and tension leg platforms (TLPs), as well as floating production units (FPU) and floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels.

FPUs and FPSOs reduce project lead-time, increase flexibility, and can be more easily moved from depleted fields to new fields. They are the most common solution for deepwater and marginal fields.

As projects move into deeper waters, there is more concern over space, weight, stability, safety and reliability. Technologies must be adapted to more restrictive operating conditions and harsh environments.

Features & Benefits

GE Oil & Gas designs include advanced materials and innovative configurations that reduce footprint and weight while increasing power-to-size ratios

GE’s global network and product structuring programs reduce engineering and installation times to help operators meet or accelerate "first oil" date

Proven designs and extensive experience in extreme offshore developments worldwide ensure high equipment performance, flexibility and reliability