SBM Offshore will construct, install, and subsequently lease and operate the FPSO Liza Unity for up to two years.
It follows completion of front-end engineering studies, receipt of government approvals and a final investment decision on the project by the ExxonMobil-led block partners.
The FPSO design is based on SBM Offshore’s Fast4Ward program in which a newbuild, multi-purpose hull is combined with various standardized topsides modules.
Production capacity will be 220,000 b/d of oil, with associated gas treatment capacity of 400 MMcf/d and water injection capacity of 250,000 b/d.
The FPSO will be spread moored in around 1,600 m (5,249 ft) and will have storage capacity for around 2 MMbbl of crude oil.
Liza is roughly 200 km (124 mi) offshore Guyana. The other partners are Hess Guyana Exploration and CNOOC Petroleum Guyana.