ExxonMobil corp. will spud the Sapote-1 well on Aug. 28 in Canje block, offshore Guyana, about 265 km northeast of Georgetown in 2,903 m of water.
Sapote-1 is in the southeastern section of the block, about 60 km north of the Campanian and Santonian Maka Central-1 stacked pay discovery, in a new depositional setting linked to the Berbice canyon system. Sapote-1 is an independent multi-layer prospect, which will evaluate several Upper Cretaceous targets, and is potentially the largest prospect drilled on the block to date.
Sapote-1 will be drilled by the Stena DrillMAX drillship and is anticipated to take 60 days, with results anticipated in late October.
The well follows Jabillo-1, which was classified as dry (OGJ Online, Jul. 6, 2021).
Canje block is operated by ExxonMobil and is held by ExxonMobil’s subsidiary Esso Exploration & Production Guyana Ltd. (35%) with partners TotalEnergies E&P Guyana BV (35%), JHI Associates (BVI) Inc. (17.5%), and Mid-Atlantic Oil & Gas Inc. (12.5%).