World FPSO
Conversion & Upgrading Projects
Conference 2014

  1. Overview
  2. Programme
  3. Gallery
  4. Delegates
  5. Exhibitors
  6. Exhibition Opportunities
DAY ONE (27 March 2014)
08:00 Registration
09:00 Introductory Remarks
09:15 The outlook for FPSO conversion and upgrading – new orders and consolidation trends in 2014 and beyond
10:00 Morning Refreshments
10:15 FPSO conversion and upgrading business and market requirements: what’s the oil industry needs and what can the yard offer
11:00 Floating Production Storage & Offloading (FPSO) vessel conversion and operations requirements: Current operational status, new technology and best practices
11:45 Exploring future offshore exploration programmes and creating a viable business case for FPSO requirements: an update
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Successful case study: challenges and lesson to be learned from the most complex floating production facilities in the world
14:45 LNG FPSO: The opportunities and challenges ahead for enhancing and monetizing stranded offshore gas fields
15:30 Afternoon Refreshments

Application of Condition Assessment Programme (CAP) as a tool to assess lifetime extension for FPSO

16:30 What are the key issues and challenges facing offshore oil and gas and FPSO conversion and upgrading and how leading equipment and service providers for the offshore oil and gas meet the challenges ahead?
17:15 End of Day One
DAY TWO (28 March 2014)
09:00 Chairman’s Opening Remarks
09:15 Common global standards for improving safety and competency in FPSO conversion and upgrading projects
10:00 Morning Refreshments
10:15 Key drivers for selecting and designing FPSO mooring systems and anchor options for different environments
11:00 Potential oil spills and other environmental concerns associated with FPSOs and floating LNG facilities: key issues and challenges
11:45 New gas discoveries and offshore oil accumulation and possible FPSO capabilities and new challenges ahead
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Floating LNG FPSO: Enhancing the economics of offshore gas field developments and monetizing stranded offshore gas fields
14:45 New buildings or conversions: can the current elderly crop of LNG carriers lend themselves to conversions?
15:30 Afternoon Refreshments
15:45 Dynamic analysis of reciprocating compressors on FPSO topside modules
16:30 Process topsides design and integration: Perspective from leading topsides contractors and insight from international FPSO operators – key issues and challenges
17:15 End of Conference

A large number of oilfields are in the deep and ultra deep offshore waters and these oilfields are in urgent needs for FPSOs. Do not miss out on the next big investment opportunities in the oil and gas industry!

Floating production systems are one of the most important development concepts to have evolved in the offshore oil and gas industry. The floating production systems, and especially floating production storage and offloading systems, FPSOs for short, will rapidly grow in importance and in future years may even displace the fixed platform to become the preferred method of exploiting offshore fields. Their use has opened up economic access to reserves both on the continental shelf and in deep water. Against this development, World FPSO Conversion & Upgrading Projects Conference 2014 provides a timely platform to bring new market information for industry players in search for more and more oil, with much of the exploration and development work being undertaken in deep and ultra deep offshore waters. For this reason the future for FPSOs looks strong as they are virtually the only method of producing, storing and offloading oil using a single unit from greater ocean depths. A large number of these oilfields are in urgent needs for FPSOs. The time is ripe for industry players to be ahead of the industry in FPSO conversion and upgrading market.


  • Senior representatives from oil and gas companies
  • FPSO owners and operators
  • Shipowners
  • Ship Builders & Repairers
  • Insurers
  • Offshore Suppliers and Services
  • Cargo & Container Terminal Operators
  • Financiers
  • Legal Professionals
  • Naval Architects & Designers
  • Ship Operators
  • Professionals in IT and telecommunications and those directly involved in the business of ICT applications

As well as:

  • Engineers and Managers directly involved in deepwater operations and offshore oil and gas projects
  • Senior Executives involved in planning and scheduling deepwater operations
  • Service and equipment suppliers who would like to have more exposure to connect and do business with key deepwater operations personnel and offshore oil and gas professionals
  • Business Development Managers involved in deepwater operations and offshore oil and gas business