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Six Bourbon vessels to support Stabroek Block operations until end of decade

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Offshore marine services company – Bourbon Guyana Inc. – currently has six vessels supporting oil and gas operations offshore in the Stabroek Block and those vessels will remain until the end of the decade.

Managing Director of the Company, Edward Cooper, explained to OilNOW that Bourbon has three mooring support vessels in operation tending to the Liza Destiny and Liza Unity floating, production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) platforms.

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The other three vessels are platform support vessels that transport specialised equipment for developmental projects in progress. Bourbon’s fleet in Guyana includes the Bourbon Liberty, the Bourbon Diamond, the Bourbon Sapphire, the Bourbon Calm and the Bourbon Rhesos.

Guyanese company, Western Logistics, has been handling vessel clearance and all the logistics needs for Bourbon for its operations in the South American country.

Bourbon opened its Guyana office back in 2019. The French-based company, with operations in more than 40 countries around the world, provides marine and logistics as well as subsea services to the global oil and gas industry.

According to Cooper, the company currently employs over 70 Guyanese.

“We have been operating in Guyana since 2019, using Guyanese suppliers and employees well before the implementation of the Local Content Act. We are presently engaged with almost 60 local Guyanese vendors on a regular basis, who have all completed Compliance Due Diligence review and approvals,” he shared.

The company also recently received its Letter of Approval for its five-year Local Content Master Plan from Guyana’s Ministry of Natural Resources.

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