ExxonMobil makes fifth oil discovery offshore Guyana

ExxonMobil makes fifth oil discovery offshore Guyana

11:15 AM, 6th October 2017
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IRVING, US: ExxonMobil Corporation (XOM) said that it has made a fifth new oil discovery after drilling the Turbot-1 well offshore Guyana.

Turbot is ExxonMobil’s latest discovery to date in the country, adding to previous discoveries at Liza, Payara, Snoek and Liza Deep. Following completion of the Turbot-1 well, the Stena Carron drillship will move to the Ranger prospect. An additional well on the Turbot discovery is being planned for 2018.

ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Ltd began drilling the Turbot-1 well on 14 Aug’17 and encountered a reservoir of 75 feet (23 meters) of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone in the primary objective. The well was safely drilled to 18,445 feet (5,622 meters) in 5,912 feet (1,802 meters) of water on Sept. 29, 2017.

The Turbot-1 well is located in the southeastern portion of the Stabroek Block, approximately 30 miles (50 kilometres) to the southeast of the Liza phase one project.

Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited is the operator and holds 45 percent interest in the Stabroek Block. Hess Guyana Exploration Ltd holds 30 percent interest and CNOOC Nexen Petroleum Guyana Limited holds 25 percent interest.

“The results from this latest well further illustrate the tremendous potential we see from our exploration activities offshore Guyana. ExxonMobil, along with its partners, will continue to further evaluate opportunities on the Stabroek block,” said Steve Greenlee, president of ExxonMobil Exploration Company. 

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