Shell Oil Company
North Sea

Shell Penguins Floating Production Storage and Offloading

​Shell selected Fluor to perform the engineering, procurement and fabrication of Shell's Penguins floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel in the North Sea. The FPSO will be designed to operate continuously for 20 years without dry docking and will help extend the life of the Penguins oil and gas field.

Client's Challenge

Shell currently produces the Penguins offshore oilfield using facilities on their Brent Charlie platform. As the Brent platforms are scheduled for decommissioning, an alternate method of production in the Penguins oil and gas fields is required.

Shell has selected an FPSO for continued development. The FPSO will have a production capacity of 45,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day with storage capability of up to 400,000 barrels and will incorporate a Sevan hull design.

Fluor's Solution

Fluor has full responsibility for the design, procurement, fabrication and delivery of the pre-commissioned FPSO to the North Sea. The project will be led by Fluor's Manila, Philipp​ines office, integrating Sevan into the team. Fabrication will be carried out in China.​

Utilizing its offshore experience and engineering, procurement and fabrication capabilities in the Asia Pacific region, Fluor has developed a cost effective execution approach to deliver the FPSO. Award of this project follows Fluor's successful delivery of Shell's Malampaya Phase 3 Project in the Philippines.


​Fluor is providing engineering, procurement and fabrication for Shell's Penguins FPSO vessel. The FPSO will extend the life of the Penguins oil and gas field in the North Sea.​