Leading pipeline coatings company, Shawcor, has been awarded a US$48.8M contract to provide thermal insulation and anti-corrosion coating services for ExxonMobil’s third development project called Payara.

The contract was handed out by Italian offshore oilfield services firm Saipem. The company previously awarded Shawcor coating contracts for the first two phases of Exxon’s Liza development in Guyana in 2017 and 2018, respectively.

In November last year, Saipem won a provisional contract for Payara with the scope including Subsea Structures, Risers, and Flowlines, subject to the final investment decision being made.
Guyana Standard understands that Saipem is also responsible for the detailed Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Installation (EPCI) of a large subsea production facility which includes approximately 130 km of flowlines, rigid risers, associated terminations, and jumpers together with the installation of manifolds, flexible risers, dynamic and static umbilicals, and flying leads.

The Payara discovery was announced in January 2017 and its subsequent development plan includes a floating production, storage, and offloading vessel (FPSO) named Prosperity. It is expected to produce 220,000 barrels per day supporting up to 45 wells, including production, water injection, and gas injection wells.


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