Exxon hires second tug from KOTUG to support Liza field production facilities

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ExxonMobil Guyana affiliate, Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL), has contracted a second tug from towage and maritime company, KOTUG, to support operations in the Liza field, KOTUG said.

The “SD Power”, which has been in use offshore Guyana since October 2021, will be joined by the 120 tonnes bollard pull strong “SD Honour” in the fleet of dedicated offshore terminal tugs supporting the Liza Destiny and Liza Unity floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessels.

“The addition of the SD Honour to KOTUG’s operations is a reflection of KOTUG’s high values and standards with regards to safe operations, teamwork and maritime excellence,” said Chief Executive Officer and President of KOTUG International, Ard-Jan Kooren. “Strengthened by the outstanding performance of the crew onboard the SD Power, we are proud to be able to contribute to the rapid growth of EEPGL ’s operations and continue our pleasant and transparent working relationship.”

The tugs will provide static tow, push-pull duties and general offshore support to very large crude carriers (VLCCs) taking offload cargo from the FPSOs.

Operations kicked up in the Liza field this year, as the Liza Phase Two project achieved first oil in February. Production offshore Guyana is at full capacity, at approximately 360,000 barrels per day.

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