The first module has been lifted onto the topsides of the ‘ONE GUYANA’ floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel for the massive Yellowtail development, according to ExxonMobil Guyana President, Alistair Routledge.
Providing an update on the US$10 billion project, Routledge said that the hull is “fully constructed” and the vessel is out of drydock. All the modules that need to go on the topsides of the FPSO, being built by SBM Offshore, are being finalized and added on. Most of the remainder of the year will then be used for integration.
Routledge said the plan is for the FPSO to set sail from Singapore to Guyana around the end of the first quarter of next year.
The vessel is being designed to produce 250,000 barrels of oil per day, with an associated gas treatment capacity of 450 million cubic feet per day and water injection capacity of 300,000 barrels per day. The floater will be spread moored in water depth of about 1,800 meters and will be able to store around two million barrels of crude oil.
The development plan for Yellowtail includes six drill centers and the drilling of up to 67 development wells, including 26 production and 25 injection wells. A subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) production system comprising 51 enhanced vertical deepwater trees (EVDT) with associated tooling, as well as 12 manifolds with related controls and tie-in equipment, will also be installed for the project by TechnipFMC.
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