Guyana’s Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) has announced that preparations for commencement of installation activities at the Stabroek Block for the Liza Unity Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel will soon get underway, as the South American country prepares to ramp up oil production, come 2022.
MARAD said the operation will begin on October 15 and is scheduled to conclude on December 31, 2021. It will incorporate the use of multiple vessels.
The area, targeting phase 2 of the Liza development, is situated approximately 100.97 nautical miles (187 kilometers) from the Coast of Guyana, and covers an area of 0.29 square nautical miles (1 square kilometer).
The Liza Unity FPSO departed the Keppel shipyard in Singapore for Guyana in September and is expected to arrive in the coming weeks.
The vessel is designed to produce approximately 220,000 barrels of oil per day, to have associated gas treatment capacity of 400 million cubic feet per day and water injection capacity of 250,000 barrels per day. The FPSO will be spread moored in water depth of about 1,600 meters and will be able to store around 2 million barrels of crude oil. There are total of 19 topsides modules.
The FPSO represents SBM Offshore’s first Fast4Ward® design, benefitting from standardization of the project`s execution plan and using a fully completed and commissioned MPF hull, which sets the benchmark for future FPSO projects. The project continues to target first oil in 2022, in line with client schedule.