MODUs as MOPUs: Low Cost Field Development Using Hybrid Risers

GALP Seminar 2016
June 2016
P. Viana

This presentation describes how the conversion of a mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) into a floating production unit (FPU), with drilling and installation capabilities, can be a cost effective solution when considered along with a free standing hybrid riser.

  • Background
  • Typical arrangements for FPU / riser
  • Free standing hybrid risers – key aspects
  • Alternatives
  • MODU as FPU: drilling & completion, production & installation
  • Historical precedence & current scenario
  • Comparison: converted MODU vs. TLP
  • Installation method
  • Conclusions & closing remarks

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