One barrel of oil leaked near second oil ship

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One barrel of crude oil was leaked into Guyana’s waters near the vicinity of the Liza Unity oilship, which is the second Floating, Production, Offloading and Storage vessel producing oil offshore.

This is according to a release from ExxonMobil Guyana. It was also noted that the leak has been isolated but teams continue to monitor the situation closely.

See full release from ExxonMobil Guyana:

On Friday, September 9, 2022, the team on the Liza Unity FPSO observed a sheen on the water in the vicinity of the vessel. Initial investigations indicate that approximately one barrel of crude oil was released during a maintenance activity on the vessel. The activity was immediately stopped and the leak isolated.

Earlier today, additional surveillance by helicopter confirmed that there was no sheen in the area; only a light sheen was perceptible approximately 20 km (13 miles) North West of the vessel. By midday on September 10th, a support vessel in the area confirmed no further sign of a sheen.

Response teams continue to monitor the situation closely.

We notified all relevant government agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency.

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