3rd batch of subsea pipes for Liza Phase 1 expected within weeks – Saipem

Must Read

Oil workers flee as third storm in month aims for U.S. offshore fields

(Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell halted some oil production and began evacuating workers from a U.S. Gulf...

U.S, Guyana Working Group on energy and investments to be formed

Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between U.S Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo and...

“We don’t apply political pressure connected to our commercial enterprises” – US Secretary of State

U.S. Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo says that the United States does not exert political pressure on countries...
OilNOW
OilNow is an online-based Information and Resource Centre which serves to complement the work of all stakeholders in the oil and gas sector in Guyana.

The third batch of sub-sea pipes for the Liza Phase 1 Development Project is expected to arrive in Guyana within weeks as work intensifies ahead of first oil in the South American country.

Speaking to OilNOW on Thursday at the shore base facility where pipes and other equipment are being stored for the company’s offshore operations, Saipem Country Manager, Thuranthiran Nadarajah, said the arrival of pipes and other equipment are a clear indication that all systems are a go for Liza Phase 1.

Thuranthiran Nadarajah, Saipem Country Manager in Guyana

“People who are skeptical about the oil and gas; currently they have proof that the actual sub-sea structure that is going to connect to the bottom of the sea – it is already in town. So, the first batch of pipes arrived in December and now we have the second batch. The third batch is going to arrive at the end of the month, or the beginning of February,” he said.

The Country Manager pointed out that in total there will be over 6,000 pieces of pipes which amount to around 70 kilometers of pipeline. “There are various pipes. We have the production line and production risers, we have the gas injection and risers and we also have the water injection and water injection risers.”

The company has also started to receive the buoys frames, pipe coating and other equipment for development works offshore. “All this stuff is on its way to Guyana as we speak,” he stated.

Saipem has been awarded an Engineering, Procuring, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contract for the Subsea Umbilicals Risers Flowlines (SURF) package for the Liza Phase 1 development offshore Guyana at the Stabroek Block. Saipem’s contract also includes transportation and installation of umbilicals, manifolds, and associated foundations for the production, and water and gas injection systems.

The company has also been awarded contracts for the second phase of the ExxonMobil-led Liza development to the tune of 700 million USD. These contracts were assigned by Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL), an affiliate of ExxonMobil, as the project operator, in partnership with Hess and CNOOC Nexen.

- Advertisement -

Latest News

Oil workers flee as third storm in month aims for U.S. offshore fields

(Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell halted some oil production and began evacuating workers from a U.S. Gulf...

U.S, Guyana Working Group on energy and investments to be formed

Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between U.S Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo and Guyana’s President, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan...

“We don’t apply political pressure connected to our commercial enterprises” – US Secretary of State

U.S. Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo says that the United States does not exert political pressure on countries to further the interest of...

Pompeo visit affirms Guyana’s importance to the US – Kevin Ramnarine

Former Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago Kevin Ramnarine believes United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo’s visit...

We did not discuss Exxon; Guyana President says of meetings with Secretary Pompeo

During his meeting with U.S. Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo, Guyana’s President, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, said that he did not engage in...

More Articles Like This