Topsides Facilities upon an FPSO is a comprehensive definition mainly used to describe the facilities arranged over the deck of the vessel. It
is one of the most critical group of equipment as certain characteristics like the complexity, the weight and the quantity of  the systems, the
existence of resources like oil or gas next to dangerous and critical equipment require additional cotion and attention from the crew.

Topsides Facilities is the intermediate stage in the process of taking the fluids from the reservoir under the seabed, aboard the ship. The
main components of which it consists are the following:
A. Oil treatment (filtering, oil separation, oil storage)
B. Gas treatment (gas compression, dehydration, well injection, equipment fuelling
C. Water treatment (filtration and processing, sea discharge, well injection)

Besides of the fluids processing facilities in an FPSO Topsides Facility several other systems can be observed:
A. Electrical Power Generation
B. Flaring System
C. Firefighting Equipment
D. Inert gas system
E. Freshwater system / Accomodation support
F. Fuel,lubricant oil, greasing system etc

Papers related to
Topsides Facility :
1. Structural Design Analysis of an FPSO Topside Module Supports
Author(s) : Lars O. Henriksen, Boyden. D. Williams, Xiaozhi Wang, Donald Liualysis

Optimizing subsea production using multiple application re-injection technology
Author(s) : Daniele Petrone

The problem of Inert Gas venting on FPSOs and a straight forward solution
Author(s) : D. de Vos, M. Duddy, J. Bronneburg

Field Confirmation of CFD Design for FPSO Separators
Author(s) : Chang-Ming Lee, Eric van Dijk, Mark Legg, John Byeseda

Design of a yoke system for FPSOs in the GoM
Author(s) : Michelle Arango, Jamie Armstrong, Donald Burris et al

Experiences with master metering principle and ultrasonic flowmeters at FPSO
Author(s) : John Thorogood

Next generation FPSO Combining production and gas utilization
Author(s) : C. Skip Alvarado, R. S. Cone,  Jan V. Wagner

Topsides Lessons Learned from Subsea Tie-Back Projects
Author(s) : Richard Livingston, David Tong, Eric Wensel, Michael Whitworth

Aquifer Gas Injection offers an alternative for handling associated Gas produced from Deepwater Fields
Author(s) : Yanlin Qian,Robert A. Wattenbarger, Stuart L. Scott

Field Confirmation of CFD Design for FPSO Separators
Author(s) : Chang-Ming Lee, Eric van Dijk, Mark Legg, John Byeseda

Water management in PETROBRAS_Developments Challenges
Author(s) : A.L.S.Souza, M.W.Figueredo, C.Kuchpil, M.C.Bezerra, A.G.Siqeira, C.A.Furtado

Offloading in Deep and Ultra Deep Water_Main Drivers and need for Improved Systems
Author(s) : G.O.Hovde, J.P.Kaalstad, O.Skjaastad

Field Experience with Multifield Boosting Systems at Campos
Author(s) : E.F.Caetano, Vale, F.R.Torres, A.Silva

Concept Selection and Design Considerations for Compression Facilities for FPSO Glas Dowr
Author(s) : Roos, A.Eijk, J.Gillis

Compact Induced Gas Floatation as an Effective Water Treatment Technology on Deep Water Platforms
Author(s) : T.Frankiewicz, C.M.Lee, K.Juniel

Flow Assurance and Production Chemistry for the NaKika Development
Author(s) : A.Carroll, J.Clemens, K.Stevens, R.Berger

Topsides Facility
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