ExxonMobil on track to reinstall, safely restart gas compression equipment by June

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ExxonMobil Guyana is on track to have its redesigned gas compression equipment reinstalled and in operation by June. The company revealed in an update on Friday that repairs and upgrades to the third stage discharge silencer, a component of the Liza Destiny FPSO’s gas compression system, are progressing at a MAN Energy Solutions workshop in Houston, Texas, while a redesigned third stage discharge venturi is being shipped to Guyana.

Exxon said its Guyana Production Manager, Mike Ryan, visited the MAN workshop earlier this week, where he was briefed on the progress of repairs and met with the leadership team of technical experts and repair personnel.

“While repairs are ongoing, operations at the Liza Destiny continue safely, producing between 100 and 110 thousand barrels of oil per day with a flare level below 15 Mscfd,” ExxonMobil Guyana Public and Government Affairs Advisor, Janelle Persaud said.

She reiterated that ExxonMobil Guyana remains fully committed to resolving the technical challenges as quickly as possible and remains engaged with relevant government agencies to ensure operations are executed safely, taking environmental, technical and economic factors into consideration.

This latest update comes on the heels of the Guyana government’s decision to modify the Liza Phase One Environmental Permit. It announced yesterday that the modifications, which included a system of fines for flaring, were made because the company was projected to exceed the 14 billion standard cubic feet (bcf) of gas estimated to be flared by the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the project by May 13.

ExxonMobil had said that it is working closely with the Environmental Protection Agency to develop a long-term regulatory approach, including flare management.

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