ExxonMobil waiting on equipment arrival to finish Guyana FPSO repairs
Oil major ExxonMobil is waiting on equipment arrival from Germany to Guyana to complete the repairs on the Liza Destiny FPSO, due to issues that started in late January 2021.
As previously reported, ExxonMobil experienced technical issues with a gas compressor on the SBM Offshore-owned FPSO Liza Destiny, which is working on the oil major’s Liza field located offshore Guyana.
The technical issue was related to a seal on the gas compressor on the FPSO Liza Destiny.
This incident resulted in ExxonMobil having to temporarily increase the flare above pilot levels to maintain safe operations.
Experts in Germany have been working to define the required scope of repairs to the compressor and silencer and ExxonMobil has been working together with SBM Offshore and the equipment manufacturer MAN Energy Solutions to fix the issue.
In an update on Tuesday 9 March, ExxonMobil said teams were finalizing the logistics for the departure of the flash gas compressor and silencers from Germany to Guyana this week.
According to the company, this follows the successful completion of repairs, upgrades and mechanical testing of the compressor by MAN Energy Solutions with quality assurance and control by experts from the vessel’s owner SBM Offshore as well as ExxonMobil.
The oil major added that, in anticipation of the arrival of the compressor and silencers, teams on the Liza Destiny FPSO continue to prepare rigging and lifting equipment for reinstallation.
Meanwhile, a team from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission are progressing inspection of operations offshore.
In other Guyana-related news, ExxonMobil is this week starting drilling operations on the second of three new exploration wells slated to be drilled on the Canje block. The second well was named the Jabillo-1.
The first well, named Bulletwood-1, has already been drilled, but it failed to find commercial hydrocarbons.
ExxonMobil is using the Stena Carron drillship for drilling operations on the Canje block.