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Floating Storage and Offloading

A Floating Storage and Offloading or FSO is a vessel type commonly used in the offshore oil and gas sector. The FSO is basically an FPSO without oil and gas processing equipment. Many FSO's are converted supertankers that are kept on station near an oil production well, or sub-sea development to store raw product before it can be pumped to a tanker and delivered to a shore based processing facility. The FSO is an attractive option in remote areas where it is prohibitive to install a pipeline or other delivery infrastructure.

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