ExxonMobil begins drilling of Haimara-1 well offshore Guyana
ExxonMobil and Hess have started drilling of the Haimara-1 exploration well offshore Guyana using the Stena Carron drillshipThe Haimara-1 well is located 31km east of the Pluma-1 discovery contained in the southeast Stabroek Block. It is one of the two exploration wells scheduled to be drilled this month by ExxonMobil and its partners. The other well is Tilapia-1, which is expected to be drilled by the Noble Tom Madden drillship. Tilapia-1 is located in the Turbot area, nearly 5km west of the Longtail-1 discovery.
Drillship inbound for new Exxon wells
The STENA CARRON drillship is on its way to Guyana where it is expected to drill several wells for US oil company ExxonMobil in the coming weeks. Tracking services showed that the ship, owned by Stena Drilling, a UK company, departed the Canary Islands on Tuesday and is expected to arrive here later this month. According to information on the company’s website, the STENA CARRON is a Harsh Environment dynamically positioned DP Class 3 drillship capable of drilling in water depths up to 10,000 feet. Source : Stabroek News
Statoil Cancels Another Deepwater Rig Contract
It’s going to cost them upwards of USD $350 million, however Norwegian energy major Statoil has decided to cancel the Stena Carron rig contract after fulfilling commitments in the Statoil-operated blocks 38 and 39 in the Kwanza basin offshore Angola. The rig contract will cease with effect from 21 November 2014. It’s previous contract with Statoil carried her into Q1 2017, according to Stena Drilling. Statoil says their first well results from the area have been disappointing and although the company still sees remaining prospectivity in the basin and on the Statoil acreage, “more time is needed to evaluate the well results and mature new prospects before deciding on future activities.” Statoil is participating in eight commitment wells across five blocks in the Kwanza basin. So far four wells have been completed and one well is ongoing in block 40 operated by Total.Upload News