Photo: SBM Offshore's Fast4Ward design; Source: Remazel

Remazel to supply mooring and riser for Prosperity FPSO

Italian engineering firm Remazel Engineering has been chosen as the supplier of the complete mooring tensioning system and riser pull-in package for the Prosperity FPSO being built by SBM Offshore.

Remazel said via social media on Wednesday that the riser pull-in package would be one of the world’s biggest in terms of capacity.

The Prosperity FPSO design is based on SBM Offshore’s Fast4Ward program which applies a standardisation approach to topside module construction.

Together with the mooring system package supplied for the Liza Unity FPSO in 2019, this is one of the most relevant projects that Remazel Engineering delivered to SBM Offshore within the framework of its standardized modules”, the company said.

The Prosperity floater was allocated to ExxonMobil’s Payara development project located in the Stabroek block offshore Guyana.

The FPSO was designed to produce 220,000 barrels of oil per day. It will have an associated gas treatment capacity of 400 million cubic feet per day and a water injection capacity of 250,000 barrels per day.

The FPSO will be spread moored in a water depth of about 1,900 meters and will be able to store around 2 million barrels of crude oil.

The construction of the Prosperity Fast4Ward FPSO hull started in January 2019 at Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding’s yard and the hull was launched in March 2020. The Prosperity FPSO utilises a design that largely replicates the design of the Liza Unity.

The hull was completed in late August 2020 and was delivered to SBM Offshore in September 2020. This was the second Fast4Ward hull with the first being used for the Liza Unity FPSO for operations on the ExxonMobil-operated Liza field located offshore Guyana.

It is worth reminding that Dutch FPSO provider SBM Offshore was awarded contracts by ExxonMobil to perform front end engineering and design (FEED) for an FPSO for the Payara development project back in early November 2019.