ExxonMobil has elevated its estimated recoverable useful resource base in Guyana to greater than eight billion oil equal barrels and made an extra oil discovery northeast of the manufacturing Liza discipline on the Uaru exploration nicely, the 16th discovery on the Stabroek Block.
The new recoverable useful resource estimate contains 15 discoveries offshore Guyana by year-end 2019. The Uaru discovery is the primary of 2020 and might be added to the useful resource estimate at a later date.
“With current high-quality finds at Tripletail and Mako contributing to our recoverable assets, our investments will proceed to supply advantages for the folks of Guyana,” mentioned Mike Cousins, senior vp of exploration and new ventures at ExxonMobil. “The Uaru discovery is one other constructive step as we start a brand new decade with the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and our co-venturers.”
Uaru encountered roughly 94 ft (29 meters) of high-quality oil-bearing sandstone reservoir. The nicely, drilled in 6,342 ft (1,933 meters) of water, is situated roughly 10 miles (16 kilometers) northeast of the Liza discipline, which started producing oil in December 2019.
Production from the Liza Phase 1 growth is at the moment ramping up and can produce as much as 120,000 barrels of oil per day within the coming months, using the Liza Destiny floating manufacturing storage and offloading vessel (FPSO).
The Liza Unity FPSO, which might be employed for the second part of Liza growth and can have a manufacturing capability of 220,000 barrels of oil per day, is underneath building and anticipated to start out manufacturing by mid-2022.
Pending authorities approvals and mission sanctioning of a 3rd growth, manufacturing from the Payara discipline north of the Liza discoveries might begin as early as 2023, reaching an estimated 220,000 barrels of oil per day.
Four drillships in Guyana proceed to discover and appraise new assets in addition to develop the assets inside permitted tasks. A fifth drillship is predicted to be deployed later this 12 months.
The Stabroek Block is 6.6 million acres (26,800 sq. kilometers). ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited is operator and holds 45 p.c curiosity within the Stabroek Block. Hess Guyana Exploration Limited, holds 30 p.c curiosity and CNOOC Petroleum Guyana Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, holds 25 p.c curiosity.
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