SBM Offshore unfolds construction phase of Liza Unity FPSO

By admin account October 2, 2019
SBM Offshore made an announcement in May that, Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL), has confirmed the award of contracts for the next phase of the Liza project "Liza Unity" in Guyana. Under these contracts, SBM Offshore will construct, install and thereafter lease and operate for up to two years the Liza Unity FPSO. Upon receiving the approvals, first standard hull for, Liza Unity, was allocated for construction of FPSO. Liza Unity will be the second FPSO for ExxonMobile’s Liza project in Guyana. SBM Offshore stated, the Liza Unity FPSO design is based on the industry leading Fast4Ward® program with a new build, multi-purpose hull combined with several standardized topsides modules. Leveraging SBM Offshore’s Fast4Ward program with the experience gained on Liza Destiny has allowed the FPSO project teams to fast-track the Liza Unity. article from.. FPSO is designed to produce , barrels of oil per day, to have associated gas treatment capacity of million cubic feet per day and water injection capacity of , barrels per day. The FPSO will be spread moored in water depth of about 1, meters and will be able to store around 2 million barrels of crude oil. The SBM Offshore teams working on Liza Unity have been able to leverage the valuable experience built up on the Liza Destiny project, as many of the team members were transferred from the Destiny to the Unity project. This experience, in combination with a close working relationship with our client, sub-contractors and suppliers and a firm commitment to safety and quality has played a key role in the success of the project to date across all phases from engineering, procurement and now the construction phase, SBM added. After the government and regulatory approvals, the process to implement specific project financing for the Liza Unity project was confirmed by ExxonMobil in May, as we reported. Moreover, US based global oil and gas giant 'ExxonMobil' and Dutch FPSO owner provider 'SBM Offshore' tied a knot for a long-term FPSO supply agreement covering potential future FPSO orders, earlier in September. The Liza field is located in the Stabroek block circa kilometers offshore Guyana. EEPGL is the operator and holds a percent interest in the Stabroek block. Hess Guyana Exploration Ltd. holds a percent interest, and CNOOC Petroleum Guyana Limited holds a percent interest.