ExxonMobil and its partners today began preparations for the commencement of installation activities for the Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, Liza Destiny, within the Liza Phase 1 area of the Stabroek Block of the Guyana Maritime Zone.

This is according to the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD)’s “Notice to Mariners” published in local print media.

The FPSO, according to Exxon, has a production capacity up to 120,000 barrels of oil per day and an overall storage volume of 1.6 million barrels. The vessel is expected to arrive in September, as Guyana prepares for first oil in the coming months. 

The Liza Destiny FPSO was transformed from the oil tanker, “Tina”, a VLCC (Very Large Crude Carrier) built by Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea. The contract for its conversion was awarded to SBM Offshore in July 2017.

First Lady Mrs. Sandra Granger, commissioned the vessel at a ceremony at the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore in June of this year.

According to Exxon officials, during normal operations, there will be at least 80 persons living and working onboard the vessel. Further, some 24 Operations and Maintenance technicians, who are currently being trained in Canada, will return in 2020 to support work on the Liza Destiny.


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