Oilfield services provider TechnipFMC has been awarded a contract by an affiliate of ExxonMobil for the engineering of the subsea system for the proposed Liza Phase 2 project offshore Guyana.
Following engineering and subject to requisite government approvals, project sanction and an authorization to proceed with the next phase, TechnipFMC will then manufacture and deliver the subsea equipment.
Delivery would include 30 enhanced vertical deep water trees and associated tooling, as well as eight manifolds and associated controls and tie-in equipment, TechnipFMC said on Tuesday.
“We are very pleased that ExxonMobil has selected TechnipFMC to commence engineering for the Liza Phase 2 subsea equipment,”said Doug Pferdehirt, CEO of TechnipFMC.
In support of this project, TechnipFMC will continue hiring and training Guyanese engineers.
Liza Phase 1 involves the conversion of an oil tanker into a floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel named Liza Destiny, along with four undersea drill centers with 17 production wells. Construction of the FPSO and subsea equipment is under way in more than a dozen countries. Liza Destiny will have a production capacity of 120,000 barrels of oil per day.
The Liza Phase 2 development is located approximately 193 km (120 miles) offshore Guyana on the Stabroek Block with water depths of 1,500 m (4,900 ft) to 1,900 m (6,200 ft). ExxonMobil affiliate, Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL), is the operator.
A second FPSO with a capacity of 220,000 barrels per day is being planned as part of the Liza Phase 2 development, and a third is under consideration for the Payara development. ExxonMobil has already submitted an application for an environmental permit to develop the second phase of Liza with start-up expected by mid-2022.