ExxonMobil Guyana said on Tuesday teams of experts are making final preparations for start-up of the flash gas compressor this week on the Liza Destiny Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, in order to restore the flare to background levels.
“With safety top of mind, the team offshore has been carefully and methodically reassembling the various components of the gas compression system and are now running key instrumentation tests for a successful start-up,” Public and Government Affairs Advisor, Janelle Persaud said.
Persaud stated that throughout this period the company has sought to strike a balance between safely maintaining production while minimising flaring. “We have kept relevant government agencies and other stakeholders informed about the progress of the repairs and reinstallation.”
She said while the issues with the equipment have been disappointing and the pandemic circumstances have been challenging, ExxonMobil is committed to applying the lessons learned to improve the performance of its ongoing operations as well as future projects.
The Guyana government has said it is working with the company to ensure that future FPSOs ordered for oil production off the country’s coast do not have the same challenges.
The construction, fabrication, and pre-commissioning teams working in Singapore have been incorporating those lessons learnt into the Liza Unity FPSO and the same is being done for the Prosperity oil production unit.