The massive hull for the Prosperity floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel has entered drydock at the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore, SBM Offshore announced on Wednesday.
The Prosperity is Guyana’s 3rd FPSO and will follow the Liza Unity which is due to arrive offshore the South American country in coming weeks, and the Liza Destiny, which is already producing oil at the ExxonMobil-operated Stabroek Block.
The drydock activities will see the installation of major structures that will support the Mooring and Subsea Risers.
When delivered and installed offshore Guyana, the vessel will produce around 220,000 barrels of oil per day at the Payara Development and will be able to store around 2 million barrels of crude oil. First oil from this project is targeted for 2024.
Seven Guyanese Graduate Engineers from SBM Offshore’s Graduate Engineering Programme arrived in the Netherlands on August 10, to begin training, in preparation to work on the Prosperity FPSO. The team will also receive hands-on training on the vessel in Singapore.
The Prosperity FPSO will utilize a design that largely replicates the design of the Liza Unity FPSO. As such, the design is based on SBM Offshore’s industry leading Fast4Ward® program that incorporates the company’s new build, multi-purpose hull combined with several standardized topsides modules.