ExxonMobil has awarded SBM Offshore contracts to carry out front end engineering work on a second floating production vessel for the Liza development off Guyana.
SBM Offshore will construct, install and then lease and operate the FPSO for a period of up to 2 years, after which it will transfer to Exxon.
Exxon is the operator of the Stabroek block with partners Hess Guyana Exploration and Cnooc.
The second Liza FPSO design is based on SBM Offshore’s industry leading Fast4WardTM programme.
It will be designed to produce 220,000 barrels of oil per day, will have associated gas treatment capacity of 400 million cubic feet per day and water injection capacity of 250,000 barrels per day.
SBM Offshore CEO Bruno Chabas said: “We are pleased to report that ExxonMobil has selected SBM Offshore to award contracts for the second Liza FPSO, starting with the front-end engineering, for the development of the second phase of the world-class deep water development in Guyana.
“The successful team work with our client ExxonMobil on the FPSO Liza Destiny project provided a solid foundation for this award. This project will be adding further traction to SBM Offshore’s Fast4WardTM program as its design is incorporating our multi-purpose hull and a number of standardized modules.
“We look forward to continuing to build on our close collaboration with ExxonMobil in order to also make this project a success.”