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Storage

The offshore sector uses different types of storage solutions for storing the oil and gas recovered from offshore fields. Offshore container solutions such as oil storage tanks need to be compliant with international safety standards, easy to install, and offer flexibility during operations.

Finding suppliers of offshore storage solutions

Offshore Technology has listed leading suppliers of storage solutions and maintenance services, based on its intel, insights, and decades-long experience in the sector.

The list includes suppliers and developers of oil storage tanks, underground storage structures, and natural gas storage tanks.

The information contained within the download document is designed for process engineers and supervisors, civil engineers, warehouse executives, plant supervisors and senior gas storage engineers.

The download contains detailed information on the suppliers and their product lines, alongside contact details to aid your purchasing decisions.

Oil storage tanks and gas storage facilities

Oil and gas storage tanks are the primary modes of storing resources recovered from offshore fields. The oil and gas are stored for either processing and further refining or transporting to customers.

Some of the common oil storage tanks and gas storage facilities used are:

  • Fixed roof storage tanks
  • Floating roof storage tanks
  • Underground storage tanks and facilities
  • Horizontal tanks
  • Pressure tanks, and
  • Liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanks

Concrete, stone, fibreglass, steel and plastic are the most common types of material used for the construction of oil storage tanks and gas storage systems.

Offshore storage solutions

Storage solutions in the offshore sector are meant for storing not only oil and gas, but also chemicals, intermediaries, and waste onboard offshore platforms and vessels. The size, dimensions and materials used for offshore storage solutions depend on the type of product being stored.

The most common types of storage solutions used in the offshore sector are:

  • Floating storage systems to store the recovered oil and gas prior to offloading
  • Offshore container solutions for storing hazardous and non-hazardous materials such as dry goods, liquids, gases, chemicals, powders and granulates, and food items
  • Skips to store drilling waste such as drill cuttings to avoid spillage on offshore platforms, apart from handling other waste products
  • Storage tanks for storing chemicals, helifuel, acids, oil, gases, waste oil and other intermediaries
  • Racks to store tanks and cylinders

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