GEORGETOWN, Guyana--The Liza Destiny, Guyana’s first oil production vessel has arrived in the Stabroek Block after traveling nearly 11,000 nautical miles from the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore. The floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel journeyed for 42 days, after a ceremony in June, at which First Lady Sandra Granger was named “Godmother”.

  After clearing Customs, the vessel will be connected to the spread mooring before hook-up and installation begins in preparation for production, storage and offloading of Guyana’s oil.

  “It’s exciting to have another significant milestone completed as we continue on the road to first oil,” said Country Manager Rod Henson to mark the occasion.

  “While we still have a great deal of work ahead of us, I’m extremely proud of our entire team, both onshore and offshore, and their focus on working safely and being protective of the environment in all that we do.”

  The Liza Destiny FPSO was converted from oil tanker Tina, a 1999 very large crude carrier (VLCC). The conversion included upgrading the hull and integration of 14 topside processing modules, totalling 16,000 metric tonnes.

  This FPSO is a significant component of the Liza Phase 1 development which involves four undersea drill centres with 17 production wells. It has a production capacity up to 120,000 barrels of oil per day and an overall storage volume of 1.6 million barrels. During normal operations, there will be at least 80 persons living and working on board the vessel.

  ExxonMobil Guyana remains on target for first oil by early 2020. ~ iNews Guyana ~