Exxon resuming drill campaign at Barreleye-1

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ExxonMobil is set to continue drilling activities at the Barreleye-1 prospect at the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana, following ongoing drilling activities at Kiru Kiru which commenced earlier in March.

The drill campaign at Barreleye-1 had started in January but was not completed then.

“Drilling of the Barreleye well on the Stabroek Block was temporarily suspended for operational reasons. We are now resuming activities,” ExxonMobil Guyana’s Media and Communication Manager Janelle Persaud told OilNOW on Tuesday.

The Stena DrillMAX will be engaged in drilling activities at the prospect.

The well site is located 168.72 kilometres (91.1nautical miles) off Guyana’s coast and covers an area of 1 square kilometre (0.29 square nautical miles).

Barreleye-1 joins Pinktail-1 and Patwa-1, following the recent completion of drilling activities at Lukanani.

The 6.6 million acres Stabroek Block is projected to have more than 20 billion oil equivalent barrels – double the current discovered resources – according to Exxon and analysts in the industry.


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