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GUYANA | ExxonMobil contracts 4th drillship

  • Written by wiredja.com - News Team
  • Published in Energy
The Stenna Carron drillship. The Stenna Carron drillship.
As ExxonMobil continues exploration drilling activities offshore Guyana and installation operations in preparation for first oil in less than a year, it has contracted the drillship, Noble Don Taylor.

This is according to a fleet status report from Noble Corporation which was published on April 18, 2019, and comes as the US oil giant announced its 13th oil find on Thursday.

The Noble Don Taylor is currently in the Gulf of Mexico working for Talos Energy. It will be joining two of its sister vessels – the Noble Bob Douglas and the Noble Tom Madden – which are in the Stabroek Block along with the Stena Carron, bringing the drill fleet in Guyana to four.

The Stena Carron drillship is currently at the Longtail-1 discovery completing a Well test and, upon completion, will move to drill the Hammerhead-3 Well. The Hammerhead-3 drill site, which is located approximately 88 nautical miles off Guyana’s coast, will cover an area of 1 square kilometre.

After making Exxon’s thirteen discovery at Yellowtail-1, the Noble Tom Madden will begin drilling the Hammerhead-2 Well. The Noble Bob Douglas drillship is in the process of completing development drilling operations at Liza Phase 1.

ExxonMobil had previously said that there is potential for at least five floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels on the Stabroek Block producing more than 750,000 barrels of oil per day by 2025.


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