A Fully Operational World Class Facility
SUPPORTING THE FUTURE OF GUYANA
Following the ExxonMobil discovery of the Liza field in 2015, and confirmation there would be an accelerated development to production, there was a clear need for a shore base in Guyana to support offshore operations.
In late 2016, four companies with highly complementary skills and experience came together -- Muneshwers Limited, Pacific Rim Constructors, LED Offshore, and TOTALTEC Oilfield Services – and formed Guyana Shore Base Incorporated (GYSBI), a majority-Guyanese company. Together, they have over 100 years of shore base construction and management experience, many of which came from the oil and gas industry.
In early 2017, GYSBI won the ExxonMobil shore base services tender, confirmation of partner company capabilities and their execution plan. The goal was simple; create a world-class shore base to support the future drilling and production activity offshore Guyana.
Within 18 months GYSBI was providing ExxonMobil with infrastructure, including secure open and covered storage, berthing for 2 supply vessels, operational personnel and loading/unloading logistics support. Rig contractors and major service companies are now making use of the base.
Perhaps most importantly, more than 100 Guyanese operational personnel have been trained and joined the GYSBI team, now handing every aspect of the onshore logistics and supply base operations. A strong safety culture has been instilled across the organization.
Our Story in Pictures
Much of Georgetown and the coastline moving east is about 1.5m below sea level, with the sea managed using a system of dykes and pumps, in combination with tides. A mud flat extends offshore up to 20km, requiring boats to access the shore base according to the tides.
The land planned for the extended shore base required significant work to handle the loadings. The coastline is soft sediment and organic material built up over an extended period.