Why is Exxon drilling, testing a 5th well in the Liza field?

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Drill operations being monitored aboard the Noble Bob Douglas, one of the drillships contracted by ExxonMobil to work offshore Guyana. April 2018.

Drilling and testing of a 5th well in the giant Liza field offshore Guyana is part of a process to accumulate vital data that would aid in the design of a Phase 2 development project set to get underway as early as 2022. Senior Director, Public and Government Affairs of ExxonMobil Guyana, Kimberly Brasington, explained the importance of this process to OilNOW in a recent interview. This is what she had to say…