Shell engages drillship for French Guiana wells

Offshore staff

LONDON – Tullow Oil says a drillship has been contracted for two wells offshore French Guiana.

The first well will appraise last September’s Zaedyus-1 discovery, test deeper objectives, and will be followed by an exploration wildcat well.

Operator Shell also plans to acquire two large 3D seismic surveys - a 4,700-sq km (1,814-sq mi) Eastern Slope survey and a 620-sq km (239-sq mi) Cebus survey over either side of the Cingulata fan system containing Zaedyus and other mapped turbidite fans.

Tullow is a partner in another ongoing well, Jaguar-1, which started drilling offshore Guyana in February, and is scheduled to be completed this summer.

In Suriname offshore block 47, a 3,000-sq km (1,158-sq mi) 3D program should get under way later this month.

Last month, Tullow was awarded block 15 under Uruguay’s offshore licensing round. The company has committed to a 300-sq km (116-sq mi) 3D seismic survey.


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