The ExxonMobil oil company today announced that its latest exploration well offshore Guyana has not yielded oil in commercial quantities.
Out of eight wells that were drilled in the area, this is only the second one to turn up dry.
The company said the drilling reached total depth on the Sorubim well in the Stabroek Block.
The local office said Exxon has had great exploration success in Guyana with seven previous discoveries: Liza, Liza Deep, Payara, Pacora, Snoek, Ranger, and Turbot. Skipjack and now Sorubim are what we call ‘dry holes’.
ExxonMobil began drilling the Sorubim well on the Stabroek Block on April 3, 2018. The Bob Douglas will complete this well and then move to begin drilling the Liza Phase 1 wells.
The Stena Carron drill ship will continue to explore and evaluate other areas of the block. The Stena Carron is currently drilling the Liza 5 well, which will likely be followed by a new prospect, called Long Tail.