Need for pipe yards, fabrication and fuel supply facilities in Guyana increases with Liza Phase 2

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When the proposed Liza Phase 2 development project comes on stream in 2022 approximately 120 miles offshore Guyana, the need for a number of shorebase services will significantly increase.

ExxonMobil Guyana says the project will utilize onshore infrastructure which may include a shorebase, pipe yards, fabrication facilities, fuel supply facilities, and waste management facilities in the South American country.

Such infrastructure will be used to support the drilling, installation, production operations, and decommissioning stages of the project.  Additional logistical support may be provided by others outside of Guyana, the company says, which will be determined by the project contractors.

Helicopters required for crew changes are planned to be operated out of the Ogle Airport as is currently being done for exploration drilling and as planned for the Liza Phase 1 Development.  In some cases, crew transfer may occur by marine vessel.

The oil major has already submitted an application to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for environmental authorization as part of the company’s plans for a potential production concept for Liza Phase 2.

“Given we receive all the permits and approvals necessary, production start-up could be expected in 2022,” Kimberly Brasington, ExxonMobil’s Senior Director, Public and Government Affairs in Guyana told OilNOW last Thursday.

The company said the potential concept involves a second floating, production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) and related subsea equipment, umbilical, risers and flowlines. The proposed development concept is similar to that of Liza phase 1.

The FPSO to be used in a potential Phase 2 will have an estimated production capacity of approximately 190,000 to 220,000 barrels of oil per day.

ExxonMobil Affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited is operator and holds 45 percent interest in the Stabroek Block. Hess Guyana Exploration Ltd. holds 30 percent interest and CNOOC Nexen Petroleum Guyana Limited holds 25 percent interest.