Hess Corp. announces 13th discovery offshore Guyana
Hess Corporation announced a new discovery offshore Guyana at the Yellowtail-1 well, marking the 13th discovery on the Stabroek Block. The discovery adds to the previously announced estimated gross discovered recoverable resource of more than 5.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent on the Stabroek Block. Yellowtail-1 encountered approximately 292 feet of high-quality oil-bearing sandstone reservoir and was drilled to a depth of 18,445 feet in 6,046 feet of water. The well is located approximately 6 miles northwest of the Tilapia discovery. The Noble Tom Madden began drilling the Yellowtail well on March 27. It will next drill the Hammerhead-2 well. Exploration and development activities continue at other locations on the Stabroek Block. The Stena Carron is currently completing a well test at the Longtail-1 discovery and upon completion will next drill the Hammerhead-3 well. Later in 2019, the Stena Carron will drill a second well at the Ranger discovery. The Noble Bob Douglas drillship is currently completing development drilling operations for the Liza Phase 1 development. The operator is also evaluating plans to add another exploration drillship, bringing the number of drillships offshore Guyana to four.