Offshore energy services giant TechnipFMC has secured a supply contract for subsea equipment from Esso Exploration and Production Guyana (EEPGL) for the Liza deep water oil development and production project in Guyana.

TechnipFMC will handle the engineering, manufacturing and delivery of the equipment for the project which will be operated by EEPGL, an ExxonMobil affiliate.

Scope of the contract includes seventeen total enhanced vertical deep water trees and related tooling. Apart from that, TechnipFMC will also deliver five manifolds and related controls along with tie-in equipment.

TechnipFMC subsea projects Hallvard Hasselknipe said: “We are pleased that ExxonMobil has selected TechnipFMC for the Liza subsea equipment.

“We value our long-term, collaborative relationship with ExxonMobil and we are committed to execution excellence and the successful long-term development of the project in Guyana.”

TechnipFMC was formed as a result of the January-closed $13bn merger of US-based subsea equipment supplier FMC Technologies and French oil services firm Technip.

The Liza oil development and production project is located in the Stabroek block. It will be carried out in 1,500-1,900m deep waters, about 193km offshore Guyana.

Once operational, the project is expected to yield over 1 billion oil-equivalent barrels.

In December last year, EEPGL had awarded a contract to SBM Offshore for a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel in December last year, marking an important step in taking the Liza project forward.

EEPGL held 45% stake in the 6.6 million acres Stabroek block while Hess Guyana Exploration has 30% and CNOOC Nexen Petroleum Guyana has the remainder 25% stake, as of December 2016.

Image: TechnipFMC works with clients early to design and deliver efficient and integrated subsea projects. Photo: courtesy of TechnipFMC plc.