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.