Liza Unity close to sailaway from Singapore

Aug. 5, 2021
SBM Offshore has issued a progress report on its construction programs for FPSOs offshore Guyana and Brazil.

Offshore staff

MONACOSBM Offshore has issued a progress report on its construction programs for FPSOs offshore Guyana and Brazil.

The flash gas compression system is now operating on the FPSO Liza Destiny at the Liza field in the Stabroek block off Guyana.

Around 96% of the gas produced is being consumed and reinjected, with oil production levels at 120-125,000 b/d. Maintenance and optimization activities to minimize flaring will continue until the arrival of the re-designed third stage flash gas compression system, likely to be installed around the end of the year.

For the newbuild Liza Unity, topsides integration has finished and onshore commissioning is advancing. The crew is mobilizing for the vessel’s planned departure from Singapore later in the current quarter, with first oil targeted for 2022.

The Fast4Ward multi-purpose floater (MPF) hull for the FPSO Prosperity has reached Singapore, where topsides fabrication is already under way. The project remains on track for completion in 2024.

Another Fast4Ward MPF hull, for Petrobras’ Mero field FPSO Sepetiba, has been delivered to the integration yard allowing topsides modules lifting to begin. Planned preliminary acceptance is at the end of 2022 with first oil following in 2023.

Construction of the Almirante Tamandaré for Petrobras’ Búzios field is progressing as planned with first oil anticipated in the second half of 2024.

SBM has ordered six MPF hulls, five of which have been allocated to the Liza UnitySepetibaProsperityAlmirante Tamandaré, and Alexandre de Gusmão. The one remaining MPF hull is supporting current tendering activity.

In the floating offshore wind sector, SBM is supplying and installing three floaters and mooring systems for the 25-MW Provence Grand Large project offshore southern France.

Assembly of sub-components has started with the floating substructures scheduled to be ready for load-out and installation at the end of 2022. This will be the world’s first floating offshore wind project featuring tensioned leg platform technology.