Stena DrillMAX, Noble Sam Croft will add to Exxon’s Guyana fleet in major ramp up this year
Dated: January 28th, 2021
Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Hess Corporation, Greg Hill, confirmed during his company’s 2020 fourth-quarter earnings call on Wednesday that ExxonMobil, operator at the Stabroek Block, will be adding the Stena DrillMAX and Noble Sam Croft to its fleet, set to arrive in March and April of this year, respectively. The addition of the two rigs will bring the total number of drill ships contracted by the oil major for its Guyana operations to six.
Hill said it is the intention of the Stabroek Block partners to drill 12 to 15 exploration and appraisal wells in 2021 which are expected to target a variety of prospects and play types. The COO said that these will include lower risk wells near existing discoveries, higher risk step-outs, and several penetrations that will test deeper Lower Campanian and Santonian intervals.
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