Statfjord C mated in the YrkesfjordNaming ceremony and an inconvenient rope

Statfjord C loading buoy

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The loading buoy for Statfjord C was installed on 1 May 1984 and was used until 2005 to transfer crude oil from a subsea flowline to shuttle tankers.
— A tanker loads oil from the loading buoy. Statfjord C with the floatel Cosmos in the background. Photo: Mobil Exploration Norway Inc./Norwegian Petroleum Museum
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This facility was only staffed in connection with inspection, maintenance and repair. Tankers could connect and load oil without anyone needing to be on the buoy. The single-point mooring (SMP) structure was an oscillating column design. It stood in block 33/9 between the A and C platforms, and about two kilometres from the latter. The water depth there is 145.7 metres.

To learn more, see: The loading buoys on Statfjord .

Source:
Fjerning og disponering av Statfjord C lastebøye (SPM C) . Stavanger 2012, p 8.

Statfjord C mated in the YrkesfjordNaming ceremony and an inconvenient rope
Published December 10, 2019   •   Updated December 12, 2019
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