WorldOil ExxonMobil’s offshore Guyana win streak continues with Pinktail discovery “These discoveries are part of an extensive well program in the Stabroek Block utilizing six drillships to test play extensions and new concepts, evaluate existing discoveries and complete development wells for the Liza Phase 2 and Payara projects,” said Mike Cousins, senior vice president of exploration and new ventures at ExxonMobil. Oceaneering wins survey contract offshore Guyana Oceaneering International has been awarded a contract from Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited to provide two surveys offshore Guyana. APA, TotalEnergies drill successful appraisal well offshore Suriname APA Corporation announced drilling success and updated the status of its appraisal program offshore Suriname in Block 58. The primary objective of the first phase of the appraisal drilling program is to deliver a fast-track, black oil development. ExxonMobil tallies another significant oil discovery offshore Guyana ExxonMobil reported a significant discovery at Whiptail in the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana. The Whiptail-1 well encountered 246 feet (75 meters) of net pay in high quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs. Exxon and its partners log new discovery at Longtail-3 offshore Guyana “Longtail-3, combined with our recent discovery at Uaru-2, has the potential to increase our resource estimate within the Stabroek block, demonstrating further growth of this world-class resource and our high-potential development opportunities offshore Guyana,” said Mike Cousins, senior vice president of exploration and new ventures at ExxonMobil. Guyana-Suriname basin: Rise from obscurity to super potential The challenge now facing operators in this promising region is to transition from an exploration/appraisal mode to best practices for development and production. Maersk Drilling awarded one-well exploration contract for Maersk Discoverer Maersk Drilling has been awarded a one-well contract by CGX Resources Inc., operator and joint venture partner with Frontera Energy Guyana Corp, for the semi-submersible rig Maersk Discoverer to perform exploration drilling in the Corentyne Block offshore Guyana. Daily Brief podcast, Monday, March 2nd In today's episode, oil climbs on signs that market intervention may be near, Guyana holds an election critical to its energy future, and more. Guyana’s election to decide who controls the nation’s oil boom Control of the world’s fastest-growing economy and its massive offshore oil fields are up for grabs Monday as Guyana votes in national elections.