Guyana’s second oil production vessel, the Liza Unity sailed into Guyana’s waters this morning and is now based in the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana.
The vessel made a 53-day journey from Singapore to Guyana and it will now be prepared for testing and commissioning.
Production Manager at ExxonMobil Guyana, Mike Ryan said the company is pleased with the arrival of the vessel which will further boost Guyana’s oil production.
“I’m so proud of the Unity team. The sail itself is long. The advent of COVID-19 was challenging, but the team was resilient, pushed through and delivered a beautiful FPSO that’s here in Guyana. We’re all really excited that she’s joined the neighbourhood next to Liza Destiny, and we’re really looking forward to the next few phases as we bring this FPSO online into 2022″, Mr. Ryan said in a statement from Exxon.
According to Exxon, the Liza Unity FPSO has been awarded the SUSTAIN-1 notation by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), the Classification Society for the unit.
It is the world’s first FPSO to achieve such recognition for sustainability for its design, documentation, and operational procedures, the company said.
“We remain committed to producing the energy which is essential to modern life and economic development, in a way that helps protect people and the environment,” Ryan said.
The ExxonGuyana official noted that the development concept and work on the Liza Unity FPSO have been guided by the company’s enduring values.
Exxon said the Liza Phase 2 development will produce up to 220,000 barrels of oil per day from the Liza Unity FPSO, which will be supported by a total of six drill centres and approximately 30 wells.
Liza Phase 2 is expected to cost $6 billion.