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LatAmOil: ExxonMobil makes two new finds at Stabroek

US-based ExxonMobil has made two finds at the Stabroek block offshore Guyana, bringing the total number of discoveries made at the licence area this year up to seven.

The super-major reported on July 26 that it had found hydrocarbons in the Seabob-1 and Kiru-Kiru-1 exploration wells. Seabob-1, which was sunk in 1,421-metre-deep water by the Stena Carron drillship, encountered around 40 metres of high-quality hydrocarbon-bearing sandstone, it noted. Meanwhile, it said, the Kiru-Kiru-1 well, which was sunk in 1,756-metre-deep water by the Stena DrillMAX drillship, encountered about 30 metres of high-quality hydrocarbon-bearing sandstone.

Drilling operations are “ongoing” at Kiru-Kiru-1, it added, without elaborating. It did not say whether it had found gaseous or liquid hydrocarbons in either of the wells. Seabob-1 was drilled at a site about 19 km south-east of Yellowtail, while Kiru-Kiru-1 was drilled around 5 km south-east of Cataback.