Subsea 7, Van Oord Scoop Guyana Gas-to-Energy Pipeline Contract

ExxonMobil awarded the consortium the project management, engineering, and installation of the estimated 190-km pipeline.

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The contract is said to be valued at between $150 million and $300 million.
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Subsea 7 and Van Oord secured a major contract from ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) for the Gas to Energy project offshore Guyana. The scope covers the project management, engineering, and installation of 190 km of pipeline, with an associated shallow-water portion and onshore approach making landfall to the west of the Demerara River, along the coast of Guyana.

The contract is valued at between $150 million and $300 million.

The offshore portion, in water depths of up to 1450 m, will link the Liza Destiny and Liza Unity floating production storage and offloading vessels to shore. The project also includes an onshore pipeline section and a natural gas liquids facility that will produce at least 4,000 B/D. The project is expected to come online in 2024.

"We are honored to have been selected for Guyana Gas to Energy,” said Craig Broussard, vice president for Subsea 7 US. “This is an important project to support the Guyanese people and we look forward to continuing our relationship with EEPGL in one of the most prolific and exciting development basins in the world.”

Roughly 150 acres of land have been allocated for the project, according to the Guyanese government. The new pipeline is expected to transport a minimum of 50 MMcf/D of natural gas initially, with the potential to increase to 120 MMcf/D.