Construction for the Liza FPSO unit, which is destined for the ExxonMobil-operated Liza Field offshore Guyana, has begun at the Dyn-Mac yard, according to SBM Offshore, the company that landed the contract.
“With the topsides fabrication now running in parallel with the tanker conversion, the construction phase is proceeding as planned,” SBM Offshore FPSO Managing Director Bernard van Leggelo said in a statement. “SBM ran a two-day safety-engagement event with the experienced teams at the two yards in Singapore to ensure that all aspects of HSSE [health, safety, security and environment ] and quality remain focused objectives for the Liza FPSO delivery.”
SBM selected the Tina very large crude carrier for the conversion. Designed to produced up to 120,000 bbl/d with an associated gas treatment capacity of about 4.8 MMcm/d (170 MMcf/d) and crude storage capacity of 1.6 MMbbl, the FPSO unit will be spread moored in a water depth of 1,525 m (5,003 ft).