Liza Unity FPSO begins voyage to Guyana

set to arrive in November

The Liza Unity floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) or Guyana’s second oil ship, has begun its voyage to Guyana, having departed the Keppel shipyard in Singapore. FPSO manufacture SBM Offshore, announced the news Thursday morning.

Government in a statement welcomed the announcement of the FPSO’s voyage to Guyana, which it said will complement the Liza Destiny FPSO, currently producing approximately 120,000 barrels of oil per day, and which will see the production of approximately 330,000 barrels of oil per day in 2022.

The Liza Unity FPSO as she makes her two-month voyage to Guyana

The FPSO is expected to arrive in Guyana by November. Once it arrives at the Liza field in the Stabroek Block, it will be hooked up to the seabed, after which will be the installation of umbilicals and risers, allowing the next phase of operations to begin.

The Liza Unity FPSO has also been awarded the SUSTAIN-1 notation by ABS, the Classification Society. This means that the design and construction of the unit is assessed against and adheres to the requirements of the ABS Guide for Sustainability Notations, aligned with the applicable United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Liza Unity is the world’s first FPSO to achieve such recognition for sustainability for its design, documentation and operational procedures. Examples of features recognised by the SUSTAIN-1 class notation include energy efficiency management, mitigation of ozone depleting substances and management of hazardous materials throughout the life cycle.

Managing Director of the Floating Production Solutions, Mr. Olivier Icyk said, “we are pleased to see that the Liza Unity FPSO is ready for the next phase and we look forward to cooperating closely with our client ExxonMobil to ensure that the start-up is a success.

The Liza Unity FPSO

“We are also very proud to see Liza Unity obtaining the SUSTAIN-1 class notation, the world’s first FPSO to do so. At SBM Offshore we work closely with our clients and our supply chain towards the goal of reducing emissions from our products. This is an important step in our journey to deliver safe, sustainable and affordable energy from the oceans.”

The Liza Unity FPSO is designed to produce approximately 220,000 barrels of oil per day, to have 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 spread moored in water depth of about 1,600 meters and will be able to store around two million barrels of crude oil. There are a total of 19 topsides modules.

The FPSO represents SBM Offshore’s first Fast4Ward® design, benefitting from standardisation of the project’s execution plan and using a fully completed and commissioned multi-purpose floater (MPF) hull, which sets the benchmark for future FPSO projects. The project continues to target first oil in 2022, in line with client schedule.


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