Stena Forth heading to Guyana

June 10, 2019

Offshore staff

TORONTO – The drillship Stena Forth is sailing from West Africa to Guyana for a two-well exploration program on the offshore Orinduik block.

According to Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas, a partner to block operator Tullow Oil, the vessel should arrive in the next fortnight and will then spud the Jethro Lobe prospect on or around June 26.

This will be followed by a well on the Joe prospect, a few miles distant.

Eco (Atlantic) COO Colin Kinley said: “We understand this play well and we are confident in our interpretation as supported by a relatively high chance of success, estimated at over 40% for both the Jethro and Joe prospect…

“We know that there are hydrocarbons on the block, and good quality sands like those on [the ExxonMobil-operated] Stabroek, therefore the main risks are the quality of the seal and the presence of a trap…

“The two wells will test both the Upper and Lower Tertiary aged turbidites, while Jethro will also be drilled down to the Cretaceous section.”