Guyana’s newest Stabroek Block floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel – the Prosperity – is ranked eight by water depth in SBM Offshore’s ultra-deepwater fleet.
In fact, at 1,900 metres, it will be moored at the deepest parts of the Stabroek Block, out of all Guyana’s vessels, according to SBM Offshore’s 2022 Annual Report.
The Liza Destiny falls in the 13th position, moored at 1,525 metres. It was Guyana’s first production vessel.
The Liza Unity comes next, at 12th, moored at 1,600 metres.
Petrobras’ FPSO Espirito Santo falls in the 11th position, moored in water depth of 1,780 metres. It has the capacity to produce 100,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd).
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Guyana’s fourth production vessel – ONE GUYANA – falls in the 10th position, moored at 1,790 metres.
Then in the 9th, there is the Thunder Hawk FPSO operated by Murphy Exploration and Production Co. in the Gulf of Mexico moored at 1,790 metres.
The deepest vessel in SBM Offshore’s fleet is currently docked in the Sapinhoá field, in the Santos Basin pre-salt cluster, offshore Brazil. It comes in at 2,140 metres.
SBM Offshore has 13 ultra-deepwater vessels in its fleet.
The Prosperity FPSO design is based on SBM Offshore’s Fast4Ward® programme that incorporates the company’s new build, a multi-purpose hull combined with several standardised topside modules.
The vessel was designed to produce around 220,000 barrels of oil per day and is currently on its way to Guyana waters for start-up.