Liza Destiny FPSO arrives in Guyana

August 29, 2019

Liza Destiny FPSO has arrived in Guyana. After clearing customs, the vessel will be connected to the spread mooring system before hook up and installation begins in preparation for Guyana’s oil by early 2020.


In case you missed it – click here to watch her departure from Singapore where the conversion of the hull, as well as the construction and integration of the topsides, took place.

Editor’s notes

  • The Liza Destiny FPSO is designed to produce up to 120,000 barrels of oil per day. It will have associated gas treatment capacity of circa 170 million cubic feet per day and water injection capacity of circa 200,000 barrels per day. The converted VLCC FPSO will be spread moored in water depth of 1,525 meters and will be able to store 1.6 million barrels of crude oil.
  • The Liza field is located in the Stabroek block, which covers almost 27,000 square kilometers, circa 200 kilometers offshore Guyana. Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited is the operator and holds a 45 percent interest in the Stabroek block. Hess Guyana Exploration Ltd. holds a 30 percent interest, and CNOOC Nexen Petroleum Guyana Limited holds a 25 percent interest.
  • SBM Offshore announced in June 2017 the award of contracts for phase 1 of the ExxonMobil Liza project in Guyana. Under these contracts, SBM Offshore will construct, install, lease and operate a floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO).
  • The Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) ‘Tina’ was selected by SBM Offshore for the conversion. The conversion phase began in November 2017 with the tanker arrival at Keppel shipyard as announced Nov 14, 2017.