Intermarine ships Payara christmas trees to Guayana

Intermarine ships Payara christmas trees to Guayana

As development on the ExonMobil-led Payara offshore project continues, Intermarine has been selected to deliver project cargo to Guayana. The latest delivery includes four christmas trees weighing 45 tons each and six tubing heads weighing 25 tons each onboard its MV Charger. 

The 8800 dwt MV Charger delivered the project cargo from the technipFMC fabrication yard in Brasil. The unloading of project cargo was completed at GYSBI (Guyana Shore Base) Guyana. The vessel is equipped with a couple of 200 ton cranes and is capable of servicing shallow draft and restricted ports.

Intermarine's Challenger unloading project cargo
Photo source: Intermarine

TechnipFMC has been awarded a contract by ExxonMobil unit Esso Exploration and Production Guyana for the subsea system for the proposed Payara project in October 2020, a month after the developer reached the final investment decision.

TechnipFMC is manufacturing and delivering the subsea production system, including 41 enhanced vertical deep water trees and associated tooling, six flexible risers and ten manifolds along with associated controls and tie-in equipment.

Payara is the third project in the Stabroek Block and is expected to produce up to 220,000 barrels of oil per day after startup in 2024, using the Prosperity floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel.

ExxonMobil’s first offshore Guyana project, Liza Phase 1, began producing in late 2019, well ahead of the industry average for development time. Liza Phase 2, remains on track to begin producing oil by early 2022. It will produce up to 220,000 barrels of oil per day at peak rates using the Liza Unity FPSO, which is under construction in Singapore.

ExxonMobil is evaluating additional development opportunities in the Stabroek Block, including Redtail, Yellowtail, Mako and Uaru resources, and plans to have five drillships operating offshore Guyana by the end of this year.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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