Liza Destiny FPSO begins her voyage to Guyana

July 22, 2019

The Liza Destiny FPSO is currently sailing to Guyana, having recently departed from Keppel shipyard in Singapore. This key milestone follows a record turnaround time of just over 20 months for its construction phase by SBM Offshore – including module construction at nearby Dyna-Mac yard.



“The safe and on-time departure of Liza Destiny represents a great achievement for the project team. This first vessel constructed for Guyana has benefitted from the team’s vast experience and expertise for the execution of such large capacity FPSOs, as well as the added value of our sub-contractors. We wish her and her crew a safe voyage,” says Severine Baudic, Managing Director Floating Production Solutions.

Following the successful EPC phase, the project team handed over to SBM Offshore’s Operations team.

We are happy to welcome Liza Destiny FPSO into SBM Offshore’s fleet. We know her well, having been involved from the initial phases of her design and construction, ensuring that the FPSO benefits from the know-how of over 320 years of cumulative operations experience. We look forward to cooperating closely with our client, ExxonMobil, to ensure that the start-up is a success, in line with their plan,” says Oivind Tangen, Managing Director – Operations.

Once the FPSO arrives at the Liza field in Guyanese waters it will be hooked up to the subsea system, allowing the next phase of operations to start.


July, 2019 Liza Destiny FPSO departs from Singapore where the conversion of the hull, as well as the construction and integration of the topsides, took place. The voyage to Guyana will take less than two months.


Editor’s notes

  • The 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.