The Liza Destiny, Guyana’s first oil production vessel, has arrived in the Stabroek Block. This is after traveling nearly 11 thousand nautical miles from the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore.
In a missive to the press moments ago, ExxonMobil noted that the Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel journeyed for 42 days, after a ceremony in June 2019 at which First Lady, Sandra Granger was named “Godmother”.
After clearing customs, Exxon said that the vessel will be connected to the spread mooring before hookup and installation begins in preparation for production, storage and offloading of Guyana’s oil.
“It’s exciting to have another significant milestone completed as we continue on the road to first oil,” said Country Manager Rod Henson to mark the occasion. “While we still have a great deal of work ahead of us, I’m extremely proud of our entire team, both onshore and offshore, and their focus on working safely and being protective of the environment in all that we do.”
The Guyana Standard understands that the Liza Destiny FPSO was converted from oil tanker, “Tina”, a 1999 Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC). The conversion included upgrading of the hull and integration of 14 topside processing modules, totaling 16 thousand metric tonnes.
This FPSO is a significant component of the Liza Phase One development which involves four undersea drill centers with 17 production wells. It has a production capacity up to 120,000 barrels of oil per day and an overall storage volume of 1.6 million barrels. During normal operations, there will be at least 80 persons living and working onboard the vessel.
ExxonMobil Guyana says it remains on target for first oil by early 2020.