NEW YORK – Two contracted drillships have resumed operations on the Stabroek block offshore Guyana, according to partner Hess.
Operator ExxonMobil had temporarily halted operations due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions in Guyana.
Recently the Stena Carron completed appraisal drilling at Yellowtail-2, 1 mi (1.6 km) southeast of the Yellowtail-1 discovery.
The well identified two additional good-quality reservoirs, one adjacent to, and the other below the Yellowtail field. The partners are assessing this additional resource to help support a possible future development.
Earlier this month Noble Don Taylor spudded the Redtail exploration well, 1.25 mi (2 mi) northwest of Yellowtail-1. Two more drillships, the Noble Bob Douglas and Noble Tom Madden, are drilling and completing the Liza Phase 1 and Phase 2 development wells elsewhere on the block.