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SBM Offshore awarded FPSO contract by ExxonMobil

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Following the completion of front end engineering studies and the final investment decision on the Liza project in Guyana, ExxonMobil has awarded contracts for the next phase of the project. Under these contracts, SBM Offshore will construct, install, lease and operate a floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO).

The FPSO is designed to produce up to 120 000 bpd of oil, will have associated gas treatment capacity of circa 170 million ft3/d and water injection capacity of around 200 000 bpd. The converted VLCC FPSO will be spread moored in water depth of 1525 m and will be able to store 1.6 million bbls of crude oil.

The Liza field is located in the Stabroek block, which covers almost 27 000 km2, approximately 200 km offshore Guyana. Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited is the operator and holds a 45% interest in the Stabroek block. Hess Guyana Exploration Ltd. holds a 30% interest, and CNOOC Nexen Petroleum Guyana Limited holds a 25% interest.

SBM Offshore’s CEO, Bruno Chabas, commented: “We are proud that ExxonMobil awarded SBM Offshore the contracts for the Liza FPSO. The Liza Field offshore Guyana is one of the industry’s largest oil discoveries of the past decade. We look forward to co-operating closely with our client and partners to make this project a success.”

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