Low cost (opex & capex)

  • Low cost vessels of opportunity (vessels of opportunity to deploy / recover); anchor handlers / tugs
  • Short duration; minimize weather-window risks
  • “Redundancy” and safe-guards designed in

High availability and reliability

  • COTS (common off the shelf)
  • Shorter design life; lower costs & simpler design
  • Systems approach; fleet of shuttles to service a region


  • Dual barrier chemical containment
  • Order of magnitude lower number of installation days

SMT sponsors joint AIChE/SPE Joint Workshop: Next Generation Deepwater Facilities

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