Model of oil ship, sample of first oil on exhibition


A model of the first Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel to operate in Guyana waters for oil production along with a sample of first oil has gone on exhibition at the National Museum.

The exhibition was opened on Thursday evening, thanks to a partnership between government agencies, the University of Guyana and Exxon Mobil.

Director of Energy Dr Mark Bynoe spoke to the Energy Department’s commitment to exposing citizens to educational and employment opportunities within the sector.

Director of Energy Dr Mark Bynoe

“The Cooperative Republic of Guyana and the Department of Energy are keen in ensuring that the public is able to understand and experience firsthand as many aspects of this national endeavour as possible,” Bynoe stated.

In addition to the model ship and the sample of first oil, the exhibition also comprises of newspaper headlines published to alert the public about the Liza Discovery’s arrival to local waters in May 2015 all the way to the now historic accounts of first oil production from the Liza field that took place on December 20, 2019.

In addition, visitors to the exhibit will have a chance to view informative video clips detailing the structural make up the FPSO as well as the process of oil production offshore.

The first sample of Liza Destiny crude oil after

Exxon Mobil’s Country Manager Rod Henson expressed hope that the Liza Destiny replica and educational videos would inspire Guyanese onshore to get closer to the Oil and Gas sector.

“ I hope that the Liza Destiny model that is part of this exhibit and the videos on the screen bring oil and gas operations a little closer to those that won’t have the opportunity to go offshore and see it first hand,” Henson expressed.

The Department of Energy and Department of Culture encouraged visitors to check out the exhibit by also launching the “Celebrate with a Selfie” promotion that will give persons a chance to win mini first oil samples and tons of other prizes.

Persons looking win just need to snap selfie pictures with friends in front of the exhibit from January 17th to February.

The selfies should be posted to Facebook and tagged to The Department of Energy and Department of Culture and must gain the greatest number of likes or shares.

New items will be added to the First Oil Exhibit as new milestones are reached in the exploration and production of oil and gas.

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