ExxonMobil continues community outreaches

first_imgExxonMobil is continuing engagements in coastal regions in a bid to educate persons about its operations in Guyana.ExxonMobil’s outreach at Lake MainstayLast week, one such event was staged at Lake Mainstay in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), the US super-major said in a press release on Wednesday.Updates are simultaneously being provided on Payara— the third project— which is scheduled for start-up in 2023.“We are also providing and showcasing information about oil spill response and equipment. We are working with the CDC in this effort to better educate and have awareness of how we would respond in the event of an oil spill emergency,” explained Senior Director for Public and Government Affairs, Deedra Moe.This activity was preceded by an ‘Open House’ on the Payara Project Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) on September 30, 2019 at the Pegasus Hotel.Attended by close to 200 persons, it featured information desks at which subject matter experts were available to answer questions.Many of those in attendance were Environmental Science and Engineering students of the University of Guyana.“Trying to channel the feedback from folks at previous projects and engagements, the consultants have developed a non-technical summary of the Environmental Impact Assessment to provide key information and learnings from that assessment,” Moe said.Similar engagements will be held in Regions One (Barima-Waini), Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), Five (Mahaica-Berbice) and Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) over the next few weeks.ExxonMobil has made 14 discoveries offshore Guyana. This latest discovery adds to the previously announced estimated recoverable resource of approximately 5.5 billion oil-equivalent barrels on the Stabroek Block.ExxonMobil has previously said there is potential for at least five floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels on the Stabroek Block, producing more than 750,000 barrels of oil per day by 2025.Start-up of the Liza Phase 1 development is on track to begin by the first quarter of 2020 and will produce up to 120,000 barrels of oil per day utilising the Liza Destiny FPSO, which arrived in the country in the third quarter. Liza Phase 2 is expected to start-up by mid-2022.last_img