Rowan Jackup rig arrives
― for Repsol drill campaign at Kanuku Block
DPI, Guyana, Monday, October 21, 2019
The Rowan/Valaris EXL II jackup rig has arrived in Guyana.
This is in preparation for drilling in the offshore Kanuku Block for Repsol Exploration Guyana, following its drilling campaigns in Trinidad over the past few years for petroleum giant BP.
According to a report from the online news outfit – OilNOW, Guyana’s RAMPS Logistics team coordinated the customs clearance for the rig to enter into the country’s waters. The rig will drill one well, Carapa-1, for Repsol, in its Kanuku Block, with potential for drilling of a further two wells next year.
Repsol Exploration Guyana began its drilling campaign at the Carapa-1 well site on September 2, 2019.
The Carapa prospect is said to have a 200-million-barrel target and is located in 70metres of water (almost 2000 sq. km). The Kanuku block is located to the south of the prolific ExxonMobil-operated Stabroek block.
Spanish oil company Repsol is the operator with a 37.5% stake. The other partners are Tullow – 37.5% and Total – 25%.