Total has started production from two FPSOs offshore Angola:
Seen here in operation:
I was involved at a very early stage of this project, namely the arrival of the two VLCCs at Sembawang Shipyard for conversion to FPSO.
I attended on board as MWS on both for the final voyage from AEW to Sembawang and to approve the mooring arrangement at the yard, where they were expected to spend >18 months afloat without any propulsion or winch power.
Sept. 2014: VLCC Olympia (320000 dwt) leaving Eastern Working Anchorage, Singapore for Sembawang Shipyard to be converted to an FPSO. Here in Johor Strait, passing Pulau Ubin to Stbd. and Changi Point/Loyang Marine Base on port side:
Moored at Sembawang Shipyard, with all new mooring ropes and all bollards tested for allowable load:
Antarctica followed in Jan. 2015. Seen here leaving AEW:
Still flying the French flag:
Escort tug attached for the passage through Johor Strait:
Approaching Sembawang Shipyard:
Moored and ready to go dead ship:
Leaving the yard more than 3 years later:
PS> I was not involved in the departure.