As of November 4, 2020, the total volume of gas flared from the Liza Phase One operation was 11.9 billion cubic feet. This is according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which is supposed to ensure that levels of flaring by ExxonMobil are kept at a minimum.
Be that as it may, it said that ExxonMobil was flaring an average of 16.4 million cubic feet per day during October while noting that by month-end it was about 14.9 million cubic feet. Further to this, the EPA said that as of November 4, 2020, the total volume of gas injected at the Liza Phase One operation was 9.2 billion.
Additionally, the EPA said that during October, ExxonMobil’s subsidiary, Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited started up the second Main Gas Compressor (MBC-B) and operated it along with the Main Gas Compressor (MGC-A) and the Injection Gas Compressor (IGC).
Further, oil production was limited to approximately 95,000 barrels of oil per day in order to achieve more than 85% gas re-injection into the reservoir or consumption in operations.
Guyana Standard understands that the third stage Flash Gas Compressor (FGC) and suction silencer have been repaired in Germany and were returned onboard the Liza Destiny last week. The FGC third stage-discharge silencer arrived onboard the Liza Destiny on November 3 and is currently being reinstalled with restart of the FGC expected in mid-November, the EPA stated. On restart of the FGC, approximately one to two weeks of testing will be conducted to confirm that the repairs and modifications have been successful before the FGC can be deemed fully operational and achieve pilot flare.