Singapore yard Keppel Offshore &Marine (Keppel O&M) has delivered a mega floating storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel dubbed Liza Unity to SBM Offshore that will process oil from the prolific Stabroaek Block offshore Guyana.
The latest delivery, follows the delivery of Guyana’s first FPSO by Keppel O&M in 2019, and extends the yard’s track record of more than 120 FPSO projects, said Keppel O&M.
“This is the 26th major project for SBM Offshore and is a testament to the strong partnership that we have forged over decades of collaboration since 1981 when Keppel delivered the world’s first FPSO conversion to them,” the yard said yesterday.
Keppel O&M’s scope of work included the fabrication of several topside modules, the riser balcony, the spread-mooring and the umbilical support structures, as well as the installation and integration of associated equipment and all topside modules onto the FPSO.
Keppel O&M has also started work on the third FPSO unit earmarked for Guyana, the Prosperity FPSO. The vessel hull recently arrived at Keppel O&M’s yard in Singapore and work onboard has commenced.
Liza Unity is the second in a series of three FPSOs for the Stabroek block offshore Guyana chartered by the consortium of ExxonMobil, CNOOC, and Hess. The FPSO, which will be spread moored in water depths of about 1,600 metres, is designed to produce about 220,000 barrels of oil per day, with associated gas treatment capacity of 400 million cubic feet per day and water injection capacity of 250,000 barrels per day. The FPSO will be able to store approximately 2 million barrels of crude oil