Repsol finds oil in Carapa offshore Guyana

Repsol’s Carapa-1 exploration well on the Kanuku license offshore Guyana has found oil, although volumes appear to be below expectations.

The Carapa-1 exploration well delivered around 4 m (13 ft) of net oil pay in Upper Cretaceous sandstone reservoirs offshore Guyana.
The Carapa-1 exploration well delivered around 4 m (13 ft) of net oil pay in Upper Cretaceous sandstone reservoirs offshore Guyana.
(Courtesy Tullow Oil)

Offshore staff

LONDONRepsol’s Carapa-1 exploration well on the Kanuku license offshore Guyana has found oil, although volumes appear to be below expectations.

According to partner Tullow Oil, the well, drilled by the jackup Valaris EXL II in 68 m (223 ft) of water, delivered around 4 m (13 ft) of net oil pay in Upper Cretaceous sandstone reservoirs.

Rig site tests indicate 27° API oil with a sulfur content of less than 1%. A detailed laboratory analysis of the oil quality will follow.

Tullow added that the result confirmed the extension of the Cretaceous play from its adjacent, operated offshore Orinduik license.

The well, drilled to a TD of 3,290 m (10,794 ft), will be P&A’d.

Mark MacFarlane, COO of Tullow, said: “We will now integrate the results of the three exploration wells drilled in these adjacent licenses into our Guyana and Suriname geological and geophysical models before deciding the future work program.”

Carapa12(Map courtesy Tullow Oil)

01/02/2020

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