MODEC has announced that it has signed a contract to perform Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) for a Floating Production, Storage, and Offloading vessel (FPSO) for the “Uaru” development project. The FEED contract award relates to the initial funding by ExxonMobil’s subsidiary, Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL), to begin FEED activities related to the FPSO design and to secure the second M350TM hull for FPSO service.

Following FEED and subject to government approvals in Guyana of the development plan, project sanction including the final investment decision by ExxonMobil and EEPGL’s release of the second phase (EPCI) of work, MODEC is expected to construct the FPSO and install it in Guyana. MODEC is also anticipated to operate the FPSO for an initial duration of 10 years, with potential options for continuation.

MODEC will design and construct the FPSO based on its M350 new-build design. Uaru will be the second M350 hull used for FPSO service. The FPSO will be designed to produce 250,000 barrels of oil per day and will have an associated gas treatment capacity of 540 million cubic feet per day and a water injection capacity of 350,000 barrels per day.

The FPSO will be installed in a water depth of about 2000 meters using a SOFEC Spread Mooring System and will be able to store around 2 million barrels of crude oil.

“We are extremely honored and proud to be selected to provide the FEED services for an FPSO for the UARU project,” commented Takeshi Kanamori, President, and CEO of MODEC. “We are equally proud of our robust track record of successful project deliveries in the South America region, and we look forward to cooperating closely with the client and its partners to make this project a success.”

Hess Announces New Oil Discovery in the Stabroek Block

Jan 26, 2023

As previously stated in a Hess report earlier this month, oil discovery and extraction continue to accelerate in the Stabroek Block. The 2nd dedicated Fangtooth production unit, the Fangtooth SE-1 well has struck oil following recent concentrated activity in the area by the Stena Carron rig.

With this finding, Hess stated the Fangtooth SE-1 well (a co-venture with ExxonMobil) “encountered approximately 200 feet of oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs”.

With this latest oil discovery, the Stabroek Block is now responsible for more than 11 billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe).
ExxonMobil (Premier Level Sponsor), Hess Corporation (Diamond Level Sponsor) and Stena Drilling (Silver Level Sponsor), will all be active at the 2nd annual International Energy Conference and Expo Guyana in 20 days.

The Conference and Expo is being hosted under the theme ‘Harnessing Energy for Development’ and will be held from February 14th-17th, 2023 at the Marriott Hotel in Georgetown, Guyana. Assembling key Heads of State, government officials, policymakers, academics, industry professionals, and global energy thought-leaders, this will be the event to stay on top of the rapidly accelerating development in the region.

Guyana GDP growth rate to be highest in the world

Nov 14, 2022

According to estimates by the WorldBank and International Monetary Fund( IMF), Guyana, one of Latin America’s smallest countries is set to post the world’s highest GDP growth.  For several years, since the production of crude oil begun through Exxon’s Liza development, the country has outpaced global growth averages.

It is projected that at the end of 2023 Guyana’s GDP growth rate will be close to 100% compared with 2021 figures. According to IMF estimates, Guyana will grow 57.8% this year and 25.2% next year, resulting in a GDP increase of around 97.6% in two years. Meanwhile, the World Bank forecasts an increase of 47.9% for 2022 and 34.3% for 2023. This equates to a 98.6% GDP jump over the two-year period.

In comparison the IMF reports the Latin America and Caribbean average is approximately 3.5% in 2022 and 1.7 in 2023.

Bloomberg’s radio show featured an episode titled, “Guyana is the most exciting story in the world oil market”. In the episode, hosts shared the story behind Guyana’s meteoric rise in GDP growth and shared that since 2015 one in every  three barrels of oil discovered has been in Guyana. You can listen to the full episode here.

In the energy industry Guyana continues to be one of the most prolific provinces in the world and the Government in Guyana has consistently reiterated that the people of Guyana must benefit from the hydrocarbon sector. The International Energy Conference and Expo will play part in highlighting these issues. The theme for the conference in 2023 is Harnessing Energy for Development.

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to attend second edition of The International Energy Conference and Expo Guyana 2023

Dec 09, 2022

The International Energy Conference and Expo Guyana 2023 today announced that the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley has confirmed his attendance and will deliver remarks on the opening day of the second edition of the event. Dr. Rowley is among a number of Heads of State and Government expected to attend the event. 

Chairman of the International Energy Conference and Expo Guyana 2023, Anthony Whyte said, “We are extremely pleased to see that Heads of Government across the region and globally are recognizing that Guyana is leader in this part of the world when it comes to energy talks and are taking the opportunity to be part of the conversations that will shape the approach to energy development over the next few years.” 

Whyte added, “Trinidad and Tobago has been a producer of energy for decades and we believe that their experience could help our sector realise its full potential. We are excited to host Prime Minister Rowley and the other heads of state scheduled to attend the conference and expo.” 

The Conference, which is expected to assemble policymakers, academics, industry professionals and entrepreneurs from around the world, will also again see the participation of global energy thought-leaders, most notably, Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, world-renowned economics professor, bestselling author, innovative educator, and global leader in sustainable development. 

The Conference and Expo will be held from February 14-17, 2023 at the Guyana Marriott Hotel, Georgetown, under the theme ‘Harnessing Energy for Development’. 

The registration portal for the conference and expo can be found on the conference website, www.guyanaenergy.gy. Pre-registration is now open for sponsors, exhibitors, in-person attendees, virtual attendees, workshop participants, and members of the media, all being done online. 

 

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