ExxonMobil plans multi-well Canje block drilling campaign

Feb. 15, 2022
ExxonMobil Corp. subsidiary Esso Exploration & Production Guyana Ltd. (EEPG) plans to begin a multi-well drilling campaign on Canje block, offshore Guyana, in this year’s fourth quarter with the conclusion expected by first-quarter 2025.

ExxonMobil Corp. subsidiary Esso Exploration & Production Guyana Ltd. (EEPG) plans to begin a multi-well drilling campaign on Canje block, offshore Guyana, in this year’s fourth quarter with the conclusion expected by first-quarter 2025.

The operator applied to the Guyana Environmental Protection Agency for a 12 well exploration and appraisal program on the block, about 180 km offshore in 1,700-3,000 m of water, adjacent to Stabroek block.

The well program aims to gather data on reservoir characteristics, hydrocarbon presence, pressures, and temperatures, according to the filing. If presence of hydrocarbons is discovered, wells will be tested to establish the limits of the reservoir. Productivity of wells and oil or gas properties present will also be tested. Once proposed drilling operations are complete, the exploration well will be permanently plugged and abandoned.

Based on the water depths in Canje block, multiple dynamically-positioned drill ships will be used for drilling. The project will generate hazardous and non-hazardous wastes and all waste streams will be managed in accordance with a comprehensive waste management plan. The project’s environmental impact is expected to be low to negligible, short-term, and localized, Esso stated.

EEPG is operator (35%) at Canje block. Partners are Total (35%), JHI (17.5%), and Mid-Atlantic Oil & Gas Inc. (12.5%).