We make energy happen.™


Offshore reliability.
Made in America.

Gulfstar FPS, a flexible, reliable solution for deepwater producers, has gone from concept to reality in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Installation of Gulfstar One is complete – 21,500 tons of proof that American engineering and construction are alive and well.

Gulfstar’s standard design approach allows customers to reduce their cycle time from discovery to first oil. From sanctioning a project to completion, Gulfstar can be delivered in 30 months.

Gulfstar is the first system of its kind to be built in the United States, creating 1,000 jobs in 20 states. Fabrication of the hull took place in Aransas Pass, Texas, while the topsides fabrication occurred in Houma, La. At least 90 percent of the materials were sourced in the U.S.

Gulfstar Vision

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Gulfstar At-A-Glance

Features Benefits
Williams is a one-stop shop Williams funds the floating production system and the export pipelines, minimizing the number of interfaces with multiple companies
First spar to be built in a graving dock
Simplifies load-out
Single-lift deck During installation, deck is lifted as a single piece, reducing offshore hook up and commissioning time
Hull blocks built vertically
  • Allows easy vertical access to equipment during installation and reduces confined space requirements
  • Minimizes out-of-round problems normally associated with horizontal fabrication
Dead oil storage in hull
  • Dry oil – 10,440 BBL
  • For unplanned well shut-ins, dead oil can be pumped into flow lines, replacing live crude
Large chemical storage
  • Methanol – 1,160 BBLchemicals (10 100-BBL/8 200-BBL)
  • 18 S/S vessels for subsea flow assurance

Topside Features

Hull Characteristics

Contact Information

Stafford Menard
Manager, Gulfstar Development
(713) 215-2132

Mike Keller
Business Development – Gulfstar
(713) 215-3123

Tim Brennan
Business Development – Gulfstar
(713) 215-3029