The company responsible for the faulty flash gas compressor onboard the Liza Destiny will pay the cost to fix the equipment, according to President of ExxonMobil Guyana, Alistair Routledge.
“We are working for the people of Guyana to make sure we get things fixed as quickly as possible and the cost stays with the company responsible for the equipment.” Routledge said after a meeting with members of the APNU+AFC Opposition on Thursday.
Routledge along with the company’s Production Manager Mike Ryan’s met with the opposition team following a request for a meeting from Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon to discuss matters relating to the company’s performance and flaring of gas as result of the faulty equipment.
Mr. Harmon deemed the meeting satisfactory and urged the company to address its constraints in a timely manner.
“We are insisting that the issues be resolved as a matter of urgency and that production can be safely returned to optimum levels within the shortest possible time,” the Opposition Leader said noting that the company’s performance has a direct impact on Guyana’s economy.
He was accompanied by Opposition Members of Parliament Khemraj Ramjattan, Amanza Walton-Desir, Roysdale Forde and others.
Exxon on April 13 announced that it has reduced production to 30,000 barrels of oil per day in order to mitigate formation of hydrates in subsea systems, maintain gas injection and fuel gas to the power generators, and minimize flare.
The company said at the time that it was disappointed with the design issues and continued underperformance of this unit, and will be working with the equipment manufacturer MAN Energy Solutions and the vessel’s operator SBM to rectify the situation.
It has gradually increased production to 100,000-110,000 barrels of oil per day.