SBM Offshore is pleased to announce that FPSO Liza Destiny has produced its first oil as of December 20, 2019, and is formally on hire.
The FPSO is installed at the Liza field, which is located circa 200 kilometers offshore Guyana in the Stabroek block. ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited is the operator and holds 45 percent interest in the Stabroek Block. Hess Guyana Exploration Ltd. holds 30 percent interest and CNOOC Petroleum Guyana Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, holds 25 percent interest.
Bruno Chabas, CEO of SBM Offshore, commented:
“We are proud of FPSO Liza Destiny reaching first oil for our client and the people of Guyana. The vessel is producing the first oil in Guyana’s history. Our teams have done an excellent job by completing the project well in line with our client’s schedule. The delivery time from the engineering study phase until first oil, three years, is impressive and a clear testimony of our capabilities and industry leading experience. We are looking forward to further generating value for our client ExxonMobil and in particular with respect to making a contribution towards Guyana becoming a significant oil producing country.”
Oivind Tangen, Managing Director of Operations of SBM Offshore, commented:
“We are delighted to be taking the Liza Destiny into the next phase of its journey. We remain highly focused on diligently moving through the final steps, with HSE remaining a first priority. This milestone also marks the formal hand over of the project to our Operations organization in Guyana, an organization that is supported by our global organization. Together we shall ensure a responsible operatorship and continuously strive for operational excellence in all our activities.”