Under the contract, SBM Offshore will perform front end engineering and design for the FPSO. Subject to a final investment decision on the project in 2017, SBM Offshore will then construct, install and operate the FPSO.
Bruno Chabas, CEO of SBM Offshore, commented: “We are proud that ExxonMobil has awarded SBM Offshore contracts for the Liza FPSO, starting with the front-end engineering, which forms an important part of a significant offshore development project. Our dedicated team is looking forward to cooperating closely with the ExxonMobil team to make this project a success. This award underlines the fact that experience matters across the entire FPSO life cycle.”
The Liza field covers almost 27,000 square kilometres, and is located approximately 193 kilometres offshore Guyana.