SBM Offshore-owned Liza Destiny FPSO last week started its journey from a shipyard in Singapore towards Guyana to make it an oil-producing nation.
Dutch FPSO operator SBM on Monday launched a video of the FPSO’s departure from Keppel’s shipyard in Singapore where the conversion of the hull, as well as the construction and integration of the topsides, took place.
The Liza Destiny FPSO is currently sailing to Guyana and it will take it about two months to reach its location. According to the latest data on VesselsValue, the FPSO is currently in the Indian Ocean off North Sumatra, Indonesia and is expected to reach Cape Town on August 6.
The FPSO will be deployed at the ExxonMobil-operated Liza field as part of the first phase of the development offshore Guyana. First oil is expected in the first quarter of 2020.
SBM said that the sail-away follows a record turnaround time of just over 20 months for its construction phase by SBM Offshore – including module construction at nearby Dyna-Mac yard.
Oivind Tangen, SBM Offshore Managing Director – Operations, said: “We are happy to welcome Liza Destiny FPSO into SBM Offshore’s fleet. We know her well, having been involved from the initial phases of her design and construction, ensuring that the FPSO benefits from the know-how of over 320 years of cumulative operations experience.”
Once the FPSO arrives at the Liza field in Guyanese waters it will be hooked up to the subsea system, allowing the next phase of operations to start.
ExxonMobil’s Liza field sits in the giant Stabroek block, which covers almost 27,000 square kilometers, circa 200 kilometers offshore Guyana and where ExxonMobil has struck more than a dozen oil discoveries which are yet to be developed.
The FPSO is designed to produce up to 120,000 barrels of oil per day. It will have associated gas treatment capacity of circa 170 million cubic feet per day and water injection capacity of circa 200,000 barrels per day. The converted VLCC FPSO will be spread moored in water depth of 1,525 meters and will be able to store 1.6 million barrels of crude oil.
Offshore Energy Today Staff
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