The engineering work for the Liza Destiny FPSO is in an advanced stage and is being conducted from four different places as assembly of the vessel that will bring first oil for Guyana continues at the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore.
“This work will go on for another year and a half where the vessel will sail away mid next year. At the moment they are working on the conversion part of the tanker whilst on parallel some work is ongoing to build all the processed topside module that will be laid onto the FPSO sometime next year basically,” Philippe Moulin, Operations Manager of SBM Subsidiary – Guyana Deepwater Operations Inc., told OilNOW.
SBM Offshore said in January that the first-steel cut event had officially started for the construction of the topsides for the Liza Destiny FPSO at the Dyna-Mac yard.
The Bahamas-flagged Tina Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) was selected by SBM Offshore for the conversion. The first phase began in November 2017 with the tanker arrival at Keppel shipyard.
The FPSO will be designed to produce up to 120,000 barrels of oil per day, and will have associated gas treatment capacity of approximately 170 million cubic feet per day and water injection capacity of around 200,000 barrels per day. The converted VLCC FPSO will be spread moored in water depth of 1,525 meters and will be able to store 1.6 million barrels of crude oil.