Second FPSO for Guyana – Liza Unity

The Liza Unity Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, the second FPSO for the Liza project, is preparing to set sail from the Keppel yard in Singapore to Guyana with expected arrival in Q4 2021. Once delivered, Unity will be spread moored in a water depth of ~1,600 meters at the Liza Phase 2 field and will be capable of producing about 220,000 barrels per day.

At the dedication ceremony held in Guyana in June, Godmother for the vessel, First Lady Arya Ali highlighted the significance of the vessel’s name, “I find the name of the vessel most appropriate as it builds on a project already delivering significant benefits to the people of Guyana.”

Leveraging experience gained on the first FPSO in Guyana- Liza Destiny, the SBM Offshore project team designed Unity based on the industry leading Fast4Ward® programme with a new build, multi-purpose hull combined with several standardized topsides modules. The vessel has an associated gas treatment capacity of 400 million cubic feet per day, water injection capacity of 250,000 barrels per day and will be able to store around 2 million barrels of crude oil.

The development is similar to that of Liza Phase 1 but larger, and includes a total of six drill centres with approximately 30 wells, including 15 oil producing wells, nine water injection wells and six gas injection wells. Liza Phase 2 startup is expected in mid-2022, and the third project Payara, is in development and set for startup in 2024. This progression of projects is vital to sustain local content as Alistair Routledge, President of ExxonMobil Guyana noted at the Unity dedication ceremony, “It’s very important that as we continue the partnership with the Government that we continue to see the steady progress of projects that supports the development of Local Content.”