According to Hess, the Pinktail well encountered 220 ft (67 m) of net pay in high-quality oil-bearing sandstone reservoir.
The drillship Noble Sam Croft drilled the exploration well in 5,938 ft (1,810 m) of water. Pinktail is approximately 21.7 mi (35 km) southeast of the Liza Phase 1 development, which began production in December 2019, and 3.7 mi (6 km) southeast of Yellowtail-1.
The company also reported successful appraisal of the Turbot discovery. The Turbot-2 well encountered 43 ft (13 m) of net pay in a newly identified, high-quality oil-bearing sandstone reservoir separate from pay encountered in the original Turbot-1 discovery well in 2017.
The Turbot-2 discovery is another example of the additional pay found in deeper reservoirs such as those encountered at the Whiptail discovery, Hess said. These results will be incorporated into future developments.
The Noble Sam Croft drilled the Turbot-2 well in 5,790 ft (1,765 m) of water. It is about 37 mi (60 km) southeast of the Liza Phase 1 development and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Turbot-1.