Saipem Adds More ExxonMobil Work Offshore Guyana
Saipem Constellation which Saipem state will be involved with the newly contracted work
Date 27 August 2018
In addition to the work awarded to Saipem last year for the Liza Phase 1 by Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL), an affiliate of ExxonMobil, the Italian company has been awarded contracts for the second phase last week.
After the government approvals have been signed off the Itallian company will carry out detailed engineering, procurement, construction, and installation of the risers, flowlines, and associated structures and jumpers. Saipem will also transport and install umbilicals, manifolds, and associated foundations for the production, and water and gas injection systems.
A significant factor in carrying out the work is likely to include Saipem’s recent acquisitiion Saipem Constellation and their Saipem FDS 2 heavy lift pipe lay vessels. The field is locatedabout 200km off the coast of Guyana in the Stabroek Block at a water depth up to 1,850 metres. The second phase of the development has a larger number of wells and related subsea equipment than its predecessor and will produce an estimated 220,000 BOPD.
The DP3 Saipem Constellation was bought from EMAS Chiyoda Subsea for US$275 in March 2018 after the vessel’s owners filed for bankruptcy protection a year earlier. The vessel is equipped with a Huisman 3,000t Mast Crane and rigid and flex pipe lay systems with 16″and 24″maximum pipe diameter respectively, through a moonpool.
The FDS 2 (field deveolpment ship) is equipped with a 1,00ot mast cranes and a J-Lay Tower with 2,000t capacity.
The overall value of the contracts is approximately 700 million USD.
Source Saipem, Photographs Saipem
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