Italy based contractor, Saipem has been awarded contracts for the second phase of the ExxonMobil led Liza development offshore Guyana. These contracts are in addition to those awarded to Saipem in 2017 for Liza Phase 1.

According to a press release from Saipem, the company was awarded Surf contracts for Liza Phase 2 development and other E&C contracts (in Congo) worth approximately $700 million USD.

Following engineering and subject to requisite government approvals, project sanction from the joint venture and an authorization to proceed with the next phase, Saipem will then perform detailed engineering, procurement, construction, and installation of the risers, flowlines, and associated structures and jumpers. Saipem will also transport and install umbilicals, manifolds, and associated foundations for the production, and water and gas injection systems.

Liza field is located approximately 200 Km off the shores of Guyana in the Stabroek Block at a water depth up to 1,850 metres. The second phase of the development has a larger number of wells and related subsea equipment than its predecessor and will produce an estimated 220,000 BOPD.