On Friday, September 9, 2022, ExxonMobil affiliate Eddo Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) said its team on the Liza Unity FPSO observed a sheen on the water in the vicinity of the vessel. Initial investigations indicate that approximately one barrel of crude oil was released during a maintenance activity on the vessel. The company said the activity was immediately stopped and the leak isolated.
Earlier today, additional surveillance by helicopter confirmed that there was no sheen in the area; only a light sheen was perceptible approximately 20 km (13 miles) North West of the vessel. By midday on September 10th, EEPGL said a support vessel in the area confirmed no further sign of a sheen.
The company said response teams continue to monitor the situation closely.
Guyana Standard understands that all relevant government agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency were notified of the matter.