First FPSO vessel to set sail to Guyana
First Lady Sandra Granger on Saturday dedicated the first Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel to be used in the first phase of oil production offshore Guyana.
The vessel will begin sailing to Guyana shortly and arrive in Guyana in September and will be installed in the giant Stabroek block where ExxonMobil has so far made 13 oil discoveries.
The official launching ceremony for the Liza Destiny was held in Singapore where the First Lady was chosen to be the chief guest to give the solemn blessing for the ship’s safe voyage to Guyana and its operations here.
Liza Destiny was chosen as the name for the vessel given that the discovery of hydrocarbons offshore Guyana has undoubtedly changed the country’s destiny, according to ExxonMobil Guyana.
The “Liza Destiny” started as a very large crude carrier (VLCC) named “Tina” and over the last two years it was completely transformed into the Liza Destiny.
The vessel was designed and built by the Dutch firm SBM offshore.
SBM offshore in May this year announced that it was also awarded contracts for the next phase of the Liza project in Guyana.
Under these contracts, SBM Offshore will construct, install and thereafter lease and operate for up to two years the Liza Unity FPSO.
The new 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