The 120,000 barrels per day Liza Destiny floating oil production complex is currently in the south Atlantic Ocean, fast approaching Guyana waters, and is expected to arrive by the end of August.
Commenting on the vessel’s imminent arrival, ExxonMobil Guyana’s Senior Director, Public and Government Affairs, Deedra Moe, said, “We’re nearing another significant milestone on the road to first oil. This is really the last large piece of critical equipment needed as we continue to progress work activities over the coming months.”
The Floating Production Storage Offloading vessel departed Singapore on July 18 for its 11,000 nautical miles journey to Guyana, after it was commissioned by the country’s First Lady, Sandra Granger.
The vessel has an overall storage volume of 1.6 million barrels. During normal operations, there will be at least 80 persons living and working onboard the vessel. Twenty-Four Operations and Maintenance Technicians, who are currently being trained in Canada, will return in 2020 to support work on the Liza Destiny.
Dutch floater specialist SBM Offshore is contracted by ExxonMobil to build, install, lease and operate the Liza Destiny.
Oil production is expected to begin in Guyana by Q1 2020.