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Construction of Guyana’s 3rd and 4th FPSOs progressing well

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Construction of the 3rd and 4th floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels for ExxonMobil’s operations in Guyana – Prosperity and ONE GUYANA – is progressing well, according to SBM Offshore, the company building the vessels.

For ONE GUYANA, SBM Offshore said topsides construction started in the yards in China and Singapore and is on schedule as planned. ONE GUYANA builds on the experience to date of the Liza Destiny, Liza Unity and Prosperity vessels. Liza Destiny and Liza Unity are the first two FPSOs to be built and operated by SBM Offshore for Exxon’s Guyana operations. The floaters are currently producing oil offshore the South American country.

SBM Offshore said the ONE GUYANA design is based on its Fast4Ward programme that incorporates the company’s new build, multi-purpose hull combined with several standardised topsides modules.

The FPSO will be designed to produce about 250,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd), will have associated gas treatment capacity of 450 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) and water-injection capacity of 300,000 bpd. First oil is expected in 2025.

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As for Prosperity, SBM Offshore said integration and commissioning activities are underway. The vessel will be designed to produce 220,000 bopd and will have an associated gas treatment capacity of 400 million cubic feet per day and a water injection capacity of 250,000 bpd. The FPSO will also be spread moored in water depth of about 1,900 metres and will be able to store around 2 million barrels of crude oil. First oil is targeted for 2023.

Modec was recently awarded a contract to perform front-end engineering and design (FEED) for Uaru, the fifth project.

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