FPSO Liza Destiny

  • Inside the Liza Destiny FPSO laboratory
  • External view of laboratory (gas rack removed for shipping)
  • Gas lines installed for Gas Chromatograph
  • Laboratory module safety systems
  • External recess with junction boxes for client interfaces

ExxonMobil is actively pursuing significant development potential from numerous discoveries in the Stabroek Block. ExxonMobil’s Liza Phase 1 involved the conversion of an oil tanker into a floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel named Liza Destiny. It will produce up to 120,000 barrels of oil per day at peak rates utilizing the Liza Destiny FPSO, which arrived offshore Guyana in the third quarter of 2019; it remains on track to achieve first oil by the first quarter of 2020.


Oleochem gladly accepted SBM Offshore’s invitation to work on this project. The scope assigned to Oleochem included the design / engineering of an A60 laboratory module and the provision of associated equipment, consumables, chemicals and procedure manuals.


Despite additional knowledge gained from past projects, this build was not always straight forward. The major challenge arising from the requirement to have the module certified to ABS & IECEx standards whilst installing a highly complex Gas Chromatography system and numerous gas lines. The laboratory supplied for this project was our smallest footprint build to date; whilst at the same time it was the largest laboratory package supplied for a single project. These issues however did not hold us back, and the module was delivered to our client in July 2019.

UnitFPSO Liza Destiny
FieldLiza field, Stabroek block
ClientSBM Offshore
ContractEngineering, procurement & construction (EPC)
ScopeA60 Laboratory Module, Analytical Equipment, Start-up Chemicals / Consumables & Procedure Manuals
AwardNovember 2017
DeliveredJuly 2019
First OilDecember 2019

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