Supermajor ExxonMobil advances appraisal at prolific Guyana block

US supermajor ExxonMobil is progressing with drilling activities offshore Guyana, this time to appraise what could potentially be the company’s seventh production development in the prolific Stabroek block.

ExxonMobil earlier this month started drilling the Fangtooth-2 delineation well with the Noble Corporation drillship Noble Sam Croft.

According to updated information provided by Guyana’s Maritime Administration Department, the programme is taking place about 196 kilometres offshore and is due for completion by the end of the month.

ExxonMobil has so far discovered hydrocarbons twice in the area, first in January 2022 with the maiden Fangtooth-1 wildcat, and then a year later with the Fangtooth 1-SE appraisal well.