SBM to adapt Fast4Ward concept for second Liza FPSO
EEPGL has contracted SBM Offshore to perform front-end engineering and design for a second FPSO for the deepwater Liza development offshore Guyana.
MONACO – Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Ltd. (EEPGL) has contracted SBM Offshore to perform front-end engineering and design (FEED) for a second FPSO for the deepwater Liza development offshore Guyana.
Following completion of the FEED and subject to government approvals and project sanction, the contractor will then construct, install, lease, and operate the FPSO for a period of up to two years.
Thereafter, ownership and operation of the FPSO will transfer to EEPGL.
The second Liza FPSO design is based onSBM Offshore’s Fast4Ward concept, a newbuild, multi-purpose hull combined with various standardized topsides modules.
The FPSO will be designed to produce 220,000 b/d of oil with associated gas treatment capacity of 400 MMcf/d and water injection of 250,000 b/d. It will be spread moored in a water depth of around 1,600 m (5,249 ft) and will be able to store around 2 MMbbl of crude oil.
Discussions are under way regarding a potential acceleration of the transfer of ownership to the client using the purchase option in the 10-year lease contract.
SBM is also examining options for maximizing local content and development of Guyana’s workforce for the operating phase of both Liza FPSOs.