- Yarrow-1 and Sailfin-1 are the 8th and 9th discoveries on the Stabroek Block in 2022
- Liza Phase 1 and Phase 2 developments are currently operating at their combined production capacity of more than 360,000 gross barrels of oil per day, with a third development at Payara on track for startup at the end of 2023
The Yarrow-1 well encountered approximately 75 feet (23 meters) of high quality oil bearing sandstone reservoirs. The well was drilled in 3,560 feet (1,085 meters) of water and is located approximately 9 miles (14 kilometers) southeast of the Barreleye-1 discovery.
The Sailfin-1 well encountered approximately 312 feet (95 meters) of high quality hydrocarbon bearing sandstone reservoirs. The well was drilled in 4,616 feet (1,407 meters) of water and is located approximately 15 miles (24 kilometers) southeast of the Turbot-1 discovery.
The Banjo-1 exploration well was drilled earlier in the third quarter and did not encounter commercial quantities of hydrocarbons.
“We are excited to announce two more discoveries on the Stabroek Block, bringing our total this year to nine,” CEO
Hess and its co-venture partners currently have four sanctioned developments on the Stabroek Block. The Liza Phase 1 and Phase 2 developments are currently operating at their combined gross production capacity of more than 360,000 barrels of oil per day. The third development at Payara is on track to come online at the end of 2023 utilizing the Prosperity FPSO with a production capacity of approximately 220,000 gross barrels of oil per day. The fourth development, Yellowtail, is expected to come online in 2025, utilizing the ONE
A Plan of Development is expected to be submitted to the Government of
The Stabroek Block is 6.6 million acres. ExxonMobil affiliate
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