Exxon lowers production levels in Guyana as faulty compressor sent for repairs

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ExxonMobil Guyana said on Friday that a technical team has safely removed the 3rd stage compressor from the package enclosure on the Liza Destiny FPSO and is preparing it for transport onshore. An initial examination determined that the unit has to be sent for repairs in Germany where it is expected to arrive on February 9.

The company said the full extent of the damage will not be known until a detailed inspection of the compressor can take place at the workshop of the manufacturer, MAN Turbo in Germany.

“I wish to assure you that teams of experts from ExxonMobil, SBM Offshore and MAN Turbo are working diligently to fix the compressor and return it to service as quickly as possible,” said Alistair Routledge President of ExxonMobil Guyana. “We have lowered production levels on the Liza Destiny since the compressor failed and continue to seek ways to reduce flaring. We are currently injecting or using 88 percent of the gas produced from the wells. We share a common interest in responsible management and appropriate standards for development of the country’s natural resources.”

The company said it is providing daily updates to the relevant government agencies.

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