Guyanese companies to help with FPSO construction in historic local content decision


Guyanese in FPSO….

GPD, TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2020: Guyanese companies will get a chance to contribute to the construction of Guyana’s third floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, Liza Prosperity, following the announcement that Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) confirmed the contracts with SBM Offshore.

“As a result of the award from EEPGL, #SBM Offshore anticipates the award of contracts to Guyanese companies for work to be performed, in Guyana,” Dutch FPSO builder SBM Offshore disclosed in a press release Thursday.

The company is looking at areas such as fabrication and coating of a portion of the light structural steel for the FPSO Liza Prosperity in Guyana, which would be a first for SBM Offshore in country.

FPSO Liza Prosperity will be used in the Payara oilfield development which was approved Wednesday by the Government of Guyana.

The FPSO will be designed to produce 220,000 barrels of oil per day, will have associated gas treatment capacity of 400 million cubic feet per day and water injection capacity of 250,000 barrels per day. The FPSO will be spread moored in water depth of about 1,900 metres and will be able to store around 2 million barrels of crude oil.

SBM Offshore said it was also preparing to recruit and employ Guyanese engineers into the #Payara project team, adding that both activities are focused on development of Guyanese capacity, building on efforts to date for the Liza Destiny and Liza Unity FPSOs.

SBM Offshore, a market leader in leased floating production systems, with multiple units currently in operation, is involved in the design, supply, installation, operation and the life extension of floating production solutions for the offshore energy industry over full lifecycles.


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