Exxon announces public meetings in Guyana to discuss Whiptail impact study

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ExxonMobil Guyana has announced 10 meetings it will chair along the Guyana coast to discuss its planned Whiptail Development Project with the public. The meetings, to be held from January 30 to February 7, are meant to solicit inputs on matters to be considered in the Whiptail Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to participate in the meetings. The meetings coincide with a 28-day period the EPA has set for the public to make written submissions, setting out questions and matters they require to be answered or considered in the EIA.

Whiptail is ExxonMobil’s sixth proposed Stabroek Block project. It is expected to tap into the Whiptail, Pinktail and Tilapia fields. These wells are estimated to hold more than a billion oil-equivalent barrels. Exxon said it may add more resources to the project if it is determined to be feasible and economically viable.

Whiptail will target 40-65 development wells, with the capacity to produce between 220,000 and 275,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd). It is expected to take production offshore Guyana to 1.3 million bpd. It should come on stream by 2027/2028.

The EPA is also reviewing the application for the fifth project, Uaru-Mako-Snoek.

Stabroek Block co-venturer Hess has revealed that the Fangtooth reservoir is being considered for a seventh project.

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