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

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…