DPI, Guyana, Friday, January 17, 2020
This evening, the Guyana Defense Force lit the night skies with a kaleidoscope of colours as Guyana ushered in production of ‘first oil’.
The event which took place at the Kitty Seawall with the support of ExxonMobil attracted hundreds who turned out to witness the magnificent fireworks display. Onlookers watched as fiery sparks and bursts whipped the air, brilliantly lighting up the night sky.
Fireworks lighting up the night sky at the Kitty foreshore
The Yannis P – a Marshall Islands-registered crude oil tanker, is in place alongside the Liza Destiny to lift the first million barrels of crude from the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana.
Production in Guyana commenced on December 20, 2019, less than five years after the first-ever commercial discovery at the 6.6 million acres Stabroek Block. It is expected that up to 120,000 barrels of oil per day will be produced
ExxonMobil Guyana Public and Government Affairs Advisor, Janelle Persaud, in a comment to OilNOW, said, “The first tanker of crude oil from the Liza field will begin loading this weekend.”
To date, there has been a total of 17 oil finds in Guyana.