New international regulation imposing double hull tankers, lead to
turn over end of life tankers to FPSO (Floating production Storage
Offloading). This raises a problem with the life extension of the units
that must account for the new operational conditions. Bureau Veritas
has introduced a method to assess the residual life of a tanker and
to decide of the necessary modifications and improvements to reach
the new contractual life time. The method is described with the support
of an actual example.