Exxon Mobil Corporation has announced that it has made a fifth new oil discovery after drilling the Turbot-1 well offshore Guyana.
Turbot is ExxonMobil’s latest discovery to date in the country, adding to previous discoveries at Liza, Payara, Snoek and Liza Deep. Following completion of the Turbot-1 well, the Stena Carron drillship will move to the Ranger prospect. An additional well on the Turbot discovery is being planned for 2018.
ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Ltd. began drilling the Turbot-1 well on 14 August 2017 and encountered a reservoir of 75 ft (23 m) of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone in the primary objective. The well was safely drilled to 18 445 ft (5622 m) in 5912 ft (1802 m) of water on 29 September, 2017. The Turbot-1 well is located in the southeastern portion of the Stabroek Block, approximately 30 miles (50 km) to the southeast of the Liza phase one project.
“The results from this latest well further illustrate the tremendous potential we see from our exploration activities offshore Guyana,” said Steve Greenlee, president of ExxonMobil Exploration Company. “ExxonMobil, along with its partners, will continue to further evaluate opportunities on the Stabroek Block.”
The Stabroek Block is 6.6 million acres (26 800 km2). Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited is operator and holds 45% interest in the Stabroek Block. Hess Guyana Exploration Ltd. holds 30% interest and CNOOC Nexen Petroleum Guyana Limited holds 25% interest.
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