Installation for the Liza Phase 1 Development in Guyana reached a milestone on Friday as the Saipem FDS 2 vessel lowered the first pipe to the seabed in preparation for oil production just months away.
In a comment to OilNOW on Wednesday, ExxonMobil Guyana Senior Director, Public and Government Affairs, Deedra Moe, said the company is excited to have reached this milestone on its journey towards first oil in 2020.
“We’re incredibly excited to have reached this milestone marking an important step towards first oil early next year. Installation of subsea pipes and equipment will continue over the next several months,” she said.
The Saipem FDS 2 will install more than 6,000 pipes at the Liza field for the Phase 1 Development. The ultra deepwater construction DP 3 vessel, Saipem Constellation, will also arrive in Guyana later this year to connect the Liza Destiny FPSO to subsea equipment.