Liza Phase 1 moves into ‘peak execution’ – ExxonMobil

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A model of the Liza Destiny FPSO

ExxonMobil said on Monday that work on the Liza Phase 1 development offshore Guyana is progressing and has moved into its peak execution phase ahead of expected startup in early 2020.

“Drilling of development wells in the Liza field is continuing using the Noble Bob Douglas drillship, subsea equipment is being prepared for installation, and the topside facilities modules are being installed on the Liza Destiny floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel in Singapore,” the company said in an update on it is activities offshore the South American country.

“Preparations are underway for the commencement of pipe-laying activities in the Liza field in the spring,” the release said. The Liza Destiny FPSO is expected to sail from Singapore to arrive offshore Guyana in the third quarter of 2019.

The potential exists for at least five FPSOs on the Stabroek Block producing more than 750,000 barrels of oil per day by 2025. Liza Phase 2 is expected to start up by mid-2022.

Pending government and regulatory approvals, project sanction is expected first quarter 2019 and will use a second FPSO designed to produce up to 220,000 barrels per day. Sanctioning of a third development, Payara, is also expected in 2019 with start up as early as 2023.