ExxonMobil is forging ahead with its multi-well campaign at the prolific Stabroek Block with drilling operations at the Longtail-2 and Cataback-1 prospects.
The Stena Carron will be engaged in exploration drilling activities at Longtail-2 located approximately 106.9 nautical miles (198 kilometers) offshore, covering an area of 0.29 square nautical miles, while the Noble Tom Madden will drill Cataback-1 which is located approximately 104.88 nautical miles offshore.
According to the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD), drilling got underway at Cataback-1 on September 16 while operations will get underway at Longtail-2 on September 21. Cataback is expected to conclude on September 30 and Longtail on October 31.
OilNOW understands that the Stabroek Block exploration programme for the remainder of the year will focus on both Campanian Liza type reservoirs and on the deeper Santonian reservoirs.
Palzor Shenga, Vice President for Upstream Research and Analysis at Rystad Energy said Guyana remains a key operational area for Exxon and will continue to be so in the future as the phased offshore developments continue to enhance production from already discovered fields.