ExxonMobil and its partners have achieved a sixth oil discovery in the deepwater Stabroek block offshore Guyana.
The drillship Stena Carron spudded the Ranger-1 well in early November in 8,973 ft (2,735 m) of water. The well intersected around 230 ft (70 m) of good-quality, oil-bearing carbonate reservoir, and reached a subsurface depth of 21,161 ft (6,450 m).
ExxonMobil estimates resources from this and the earlier Liza, Payara, Snoek, Liza Deep, and Turbot finds at more than 3.2 Bboe.
“This latest success operating in Guyana’s significant water depths illustrates our ultra-deepwater and carbonate exploration capabilities,” said Steve Greenlee, president of ExxonMobil Exploration Company.
“This discovery proves a new play concept for the Stabroek block, and adds further value to our growing Guyana portfolio.”