Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Ultra-deepwater and Unconventional Resources Program)
Deepwater Direct Offloading Systems
Remora Technology, Inc.
Ecology & Environment, Inc.
The goals of this project are to develop a system-level qualitative assessment of a safe, novel offloading system to enable offloading directly to a tanker from a floating production, storage, and offloading unit, to perform a technology readiness level analysis, and to identify opportunities to pilot the technology. This work will result in a near-field-ready ultra-deepwater direct offloading system that minimizes the amount of required equipment and leak paths, resulting in safer and simpler offloading methods. If developed, the system will allow marine hydrocarbon transfer operations at a level of safety equal to or better than existing systems.
Principal Investigator: Peter Lovie
DOE share: $758,255
Recipient share: $400,000
Project Duration: 1 year