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Certificate in FPSOs

Study the design and operation of FPSOs with our training course by tutored distance learning

Starts: 6th April 2017

Our popular FPSO training course explores all aspects of Floating Production, Storage and Offloading systems. Delivered by tutored distance learning, the course explores the design, technology, commercial aspects, project management and operation and deployment of these important assets.

The training course provides a complete overview of FPSOs - and you can focus on areas which interest you particularly, such as technical professionals to learn more about commercial and contractual aspects of FPSOs, whilst non-technical personnel can discover the challenges associated with offshore drilling.

Hear more about the why you should study this fantastic programme from the Course Director


On completing this course you will :

  • Gain detailed insight into the design, technology and operations of FPSOs
  • Discover how offshore projects are initiated, financed and managed
  • Learn about the significant advantages FPSOs have over fixed production platforms
  • Understand how FPSOs are more efficient in remote deep-water locations
  • Explain the benefits of FPSOs where export pipelines are difficult to install or uneconomic to run
  • Analyse the economic benefits of using an FPSO that can be floated off at the end of a field’s productive life and re-used elsewhere

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Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate
Start date: 6th April 2017
Delivery: Part-time Tutored Distance Learning
Duration: 12 weeks
Fees: £1,549 / US$2,169 + VAT if applicable. 10% discount for early applications.
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CPD/CEUs: 21 hours / 2.1 CEUs

This course covers all aspects of an FPSO project, providing an overview with all other interfaces in a wider picture of a field development project. It contains an enormous amount of information, and leads the student to the right references for further details.


SBM Offshore

  • Naval architects, shipyard sales and engineering managers
  • Project, installation, subsea, vessel operations and maintenance personnel
  • Analysts, consultants, strategy advisors and public affairs managers
  • Financiers, investors and lawyers working within the offshore sector
  • National, regional and local government officials and policy advisors
  • New employees needing a comprehensive FPSO understanding
course director website

John Preedy PhD
Associate, Azur Offshore

Since leaving BP in 1992 John has continued working in the offshore oil industry through Azur Offshore Ltd, including activities in the assessment of emerging novel technologies, technical and economics audits, deepwater studies, production sharing agreement evaluations, safety and environmental issues. Clients have included Chevron UK, BP Exploration, British Gas, Technomare, Trident Consultants, Fina UK and Cameron France.

Find out more about John here

Delivered by online tutored distance learning, this programme allows you to study and gain knowledge without disrupting your normal work

You will have access to all course materials, expert tutorial support and peer networking using our online learning management system.

Each module ends with an online test so you can check your understanding of the content.

More about our distance learning

Distance learning, face-to-face workshops, webinars, elearning and blended delivery to match your requirements

We welcome companies placing individual students or groups on any of our publicly advertised distance learning courses, or for larger corporate groups we will deliver to your individual requirements, including instructor lead training, blended delivery solutions, customised assessments, flexible time-scales and dedicated support for learning and development managers.

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Ready to apply?

Do not delay your application – you may qualify for an early enrolment discount, and some courses have a maximum number of participants. Our online application form securely accepts payment by credit card in either £, $ or €, or we will invoice you or your employer for payment by bank transfer.

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