In the past few years, some developments in these systems, for deep-water allowed PETROBRAS to consider them as an alternative to be applied in Marlim Field. A detailed description of the process plant, including oil and water separation and treatment, gas compression, utilities (diesel oil, potable water, fresh water…), safety philosophy, equipments and ship conversion are shown, giving a typical flow diagram with main equipments and capacities. A discussion about process plant equipments and lay-out including aspects like operational safety, personal protection and environmental protection will be presented. Progress achieved in the turret mooring techniques and fluid offloading critical factors for the functioning of these type of system, are also discussed.

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