Background Flares Achieved
A new flash gas compressor (FGC) was safely installed on the Liza Destiny Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, resulting in the vessel joining the Liza Unity FPSO in achieving background flare. The new flash gas compressor system arrived in Guyana in June 2022 and underwent optimisation testing earlier this month to confirm its stable operation.
“I’m really happy to say that we met our expectation of delivering it, installing it, starting it up in July and we’ve achieved background flare now on Liza Destiny.
It’s a remarkable accomplishment by a lot of people over a journey that’s been challenging and I’m really happy to say that we have achieved it,” Production Manager Mike Ryan said.
As a result production aboard the Liza Destiny has ramped up to around 140,000 barrels of oil per day while the Liza Unity, which began production in February, is producing 220,000 barrels per day.
The Unity’s gas compression and injection systems were safely commissioned with background flare achieved within the 60-day period outlined in the Liza Phase 2 Environmental Permit.
ExxonMobil Guyana continues to work with the relevant government agencies to ensure compliance with regulations and responsible development of the country’s natural resources.