Payara Project Moves Forward

October 2019

During the third quarter , the Payara project team has successfully progressed several significant milestones to deliver the third Guyana Venture Project for the ExxonMobil portfolio.

The Payara project passed Gate 2 in March 2019 and is quickly progressing engineering and critical path activities. With 43 wells, 10 manifolds, 11 risers and a 220,000 barrels per day FPSO delivered at an accelerated pace, the project expects to leverage the new Global Projects organization to expedite the work and deliver on its commitments for a 2023 start-up.

The subsea, umbilicals, risers and flowline (SURF) scope has been led by Chad Broussard, Payara SURF project manager, and is supported by an experienced cross-venture team. However, the SURF team now welcomes Jonathan Dubois as the newly named SURF project manager, effective October 1st. With a significant SURF scope—representing about a 25 percent increase from Liza Phase 2—and a full installation schedule, the team is actively preparing to begin execution.

Ellen McCaskill

Ellen McCaskill
Payara Senior Project Manager

The FPSO scope is led by Paul Pirkle, FPSO project manager, and is supported with teams located in Europe, China and Houston. The team is progressing engineering and is preparing to leverage the Liza Phase 2 design for immediate placement of critical POs immediately after full funding.

In Guyana, we have made progress and incorporated lessons learned from Liza Phase 2 as part of our submittal of the Field Development Plan in July 2019 and Environmental Impact Assessment in August 2019 to the government of Guyana. After the successful review of those plans and the granting of the Production License by Guyana, Payara is expected to fully fund and immediately commence full execution.

The Payara project team has done an incredible job in accomplishing all of the above in an extremely short timeframe. We are looking forward to finalizing engineering, developing execution plans, progressing critical path activities and delivering on our commitments. This will be an exciting and challenging time for the project, and we look forward to sharing more of our successes as we progress!


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