FPSO Training simulator

For sheer complexity we think our FPSO simulator is our most realistic and advanced marine model. We combined production, Fire and gas and other key FPSO systems with an incredibly realistic stability and mooring system which allows trainees to experience the full effect of loading, weather and anchor issues on the operation of the vessel.

We believe that our FPSO model should meet a large range of requirements, however we always welcome the opportunity to create a new model for a specific requirement, designed to whatever level of fidelity meets your needs.

All FPSO models also available ONLINE Train without Travelling


Pisys can design a bespoke FPSO model to meet your requirements – or we can provide an off-the-shelf model which is widely used to train crews worldwide. Our model is extremely detailed covering all key vessel systems including:

Tanker offload Tank cleaning Bilge
Process alarms/Environmental sounds Stability/Ballast Fire & Gas
Weather Water Injection Deluge
Shear forces/Bending moments Foam system Multi-phase flow
Vessel Structure Mooring System Bilge Management
Power Generation Process Overviews Wellhead control
Water Injection Fire & Gas Detection System Fire fighting system



All our simulators have the facility for an instructor to observe and interact with the trainees.

The instructor can create and run scenarios as well as altering the state of the model. For example a valve which was working normally could be changed to a faulty state, or a smoke detector could be activated.

In the FPSO model the instructor also has access to a full range of mooring scenarios including weather changes, lost anchors etc. The student responses can be recorded and used for later review. There is also a pause/speed function which allows a scenario to be paused for review or advanced to reach a particular state.

An infinite number of ‘scenarios’ can be created for training. These are led by an instructor and can focus on small parts of the system or can combine disciplines for a full exercise. The instructor has the ability to pause or ‘fast forward’ the timeline at any point and the actions of the trainees may be recorded for external assessment by certifying bodies or for internal review.

Here’s an example of training scenarios which can be created:

  1. Variation of velocity and direction of wind and current, height and period of waves
  2. Storm condition – combination of wind, wave and current up to one hundred condition and above
  3. Environmental factors can be applied independently and in combination
  4. Variation of area exposed to the weather
  5. Variation of water density (salt, fresh and aerated water due to subsurface blow out)
  6. Effects of roll, pitch, heave, surge, sway, yaw and drifting from wellhead
  7. Bow heading from 0 to 360 degrees
  8. Pump failure (cargo, ballast, etc)
  9. Variation of pump efficiency (0 to 100%)
  10. Excessive free surface effects in cargo and ballast tanks
  11. Failure in tank gauges for level of liquid, pressure, temperature, O2 content and draft
  12. Great inclining angles
  13. Failure in load calculator
  14. Loading and Oil Storage
  15. Vacuum and over pressure inside cargo tanks
  16. Inert Gas system failures (generator, colling pumps, inert gas seal, blower, vent post, vacuum breaker, etc)
  17. Black-out
  18. Failure in emergency generator
  19. Failure in piping
  20. Failure in sea-chest valves
  21. Failure in valves of cargo and ballast tanks
  22. Failure in offloading system (BLS, hawser, hose reel, etc)
  23. Failure in vacuum pressure valves of cargo tanks
  24. Failures can be input to occur in any phase of the exercise
  25. Failures can be input in any combination and time
  26. Differences in real and calculated drafts
  27. Failure in status of lights in control panels
  28. Failure in valve position indicators
  29. Override of valves and control buttons
  30. Control of opening, closure and failure of manual valves
  31. Valves left in wrong position
  32. Mooring and subsea layouts
  33. Stability and Hull Stresses
  34. Failure in mooring lines
  35. Drag of anchors
  36. Wrong pre-tension of mooring lines and anchors
  37. Damage and flooding of machinery spaces, pump room and wing tanks
  38. Adjusting the flow of flooding in every compartment (tanks, void spaces in case of existence of piping inside voids, machinery spaces, pump room, etc)
  39. Incorrect stability margins
  40. Shuttle Tanker Operations and Offloading
  41. Non planned weights transferring
  42. Preparations for Tank Entry
  43. Maintenance
  44. Unexpected inclination
  45. Environmental Protection, Safety Case & Hufids
  46. Incorrect loading of tanks generating stresses over allowable limits
  47. Unexpected variation in displacement
  48. Using the operation manual
  49. Pump cavitations
  50. Riser tension variation
  51. Failure in hydraulic power unit of cargo and ballast pumps (in case of hydraulic pumps)

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