Exxon conducting back-to-back exploration drilling across two Guyana blocks

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The drill ship Stena Carron is on a back-to-back exploration campaign offshore Guyana at the ExxonMobil-operated Stabroek and Canje blocks where it has already spudded one prospect and will be moving to drill the other later this week.

“The Stena Carron has initiated drilling of the Koebi-1 well in the Stabroek block. It will then move to the Jabillo-1 in the Canje block to initiate similar drilling activities later this week,” ExxonMobil Guyana Public and Government Affairs Advisor, Janelle Persaud said in a comment to OilNOW on Tuesday. “After a brief period of maintenance, the Stena Carron is expected to continue drilling of the Koebi-1 well in the Stabroek block.”

Koebi-1 is situated approximately 118 nautical miles (218.54 kilometres) from the Coast of Guyana and covers an area of 0.29 square nautical miles while Jabillo-1 is located approximately 141 nautical miles (261.13 kilometers) offshore and covers a similar area.

Jabillo is the second prospect to be drilled on the Canje block and only the third exploration well ever to be drilled outside of the prolific Stabroek block by ExxonMobil. The prospect is part of a three-well programme on the block which started with the recently concluded Bulletwood-1 which did not encounter commercial hydrocarbons. Sapote is the third well at Canje identified to be spudded this year.

ExxonMobil is operator at the Canje Block with a 35% interest. Total holds 35%, JHI Associates, Inc. 17.5% and Mid-Atlantic Oil & Gas, Inc. 12.5%.


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