Exxon Strikes 25th Oil Discovery In Guyana

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Exxon has made it 25 the number of oil discoveries made offshore Guyana. Yesterday the supermajor announced the discovery of two more blocks.

Report say since the beginning of the year, Exxon has struck oil at seven locations in the Stabroek block off the coast.

The company has more drilling plans for the location, where it is already producing more than 340,000 barrels of crude daily from two floating production, storage, and offloading vessels (FPSO).

Exxon and its partners in —Hess Corp. and CNOOC—plan to expand their oil repertoire by another 220,000 bpd before the end of 2023.

Earlier this year, Exxon approved its fourth offshore project in Guyana, at Yellowtail, which is expected to produce 250,000 barrels per day (bpd) starting in 2025. By 2027, Exxon plans to produce more than 850,000 bpd from ’s offshore fields.

So far, the company and its partners in the South American country have tapped resources of over 11 billion barrels of crude, jumpstarting ’s oil industry. Earlier this year, Exxon said it would see approval for another 35 wells from the Guyanese authorities next year.

began exporting oil just three years ago, but its revenues from these exports are already on to exceed $1 billion, according to a recent report. By 2030, the tiny nation could see oil export revenues of $7.5 billion.

Thanks to the discoveries made in its waters, has become the world leader in oil and gas discoveries, accounting for 18% of globally discovered oil and gas resources and 32% of oil discoveries specifically.

Earlier this month, ’s President, Irfaan Ali, told Reuters the government planned to see crude oil production rise to 1.2 million bpd by 2027 and that it also wanted to see more oil companies take an active part in the development of its resources.


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