ExxonMobil has announced that their latest drill ship came up dry.
According to the company, exploration wells come with a certain amount of risk and this is particularly true in frontier areas like Guyana. Success is not guaranteed.
“We have had great exploration success in Guyana with seven previous discoveries: Liza, Liza Deep, Payara, Pacora, Snoek, Ranger, and Turbot.”
Skipjack and Sorubim are what we call “dry holes,” Exxon said.
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.