Builder of Guyana’s fifth production vessel – Mitsui Ocean Development & Engineering Company Inc. (MODEC) – is seeking Guyanese firms that can provide offshore installation of mooring equipment.
MODEC in a public Expression of Interest (EOI) said it is looking to assemble and install suction pipes and mooring lines in water depths of 1,700 metres.
Errea Wittu will have an oil storage capacity of two million barrels, and oil production design rate of 250,000 barrels per day (bpd). The vessel will be able to offload approximately one million barrels onto a tanker in a period of approximately 24 hours.
The proposed FPSO vessel will be a new-built facility with double-hull protection. The project will draw crude from the Uaru, Mako and Snoek fields. The project will tap into more than 800 million barrels of oil.
To date, all the FPSOs for ExxonMobil’s approved projects offshore Guyana have been built by SBM Offshore. The Liza Destiny and Unity are producing oil at the Stabroek Block, the Prosperity FPSO (Payara Development) is being prepped for first oil, and the ONE GUYANA FPSO (Yellowtail Development) is under construction in Singapore.