The Sapote-1 prospect is lies in the southeastern section of Canje, some 50 km north of the Haimara discovery in the Stabroek block which encountered 63 m of high-quality, gas-condensate bearing sandstone reservoir and about 60 km northwest of the Maka Central discovery in Block 58 which encountered 50 m of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoir.
The well is designed to test Upper Cretaceous reservoirs in a stratigraphic trap. Drilling is expected to take up to 60 days. The well is about 225 km northeast of Georgetown in 2,550 m of water and is being drilled with the Stena DrillMax drillship.
Canje block is operated by ExxonMobil and is held by ExxonMobil’s subsidiary Esso Exploration & Production Guyana Ltd. (35%) with partners TotalEnergies E&P Guyana BV (35%), JHI Associates (BVI) Inc. (17.5%), and Mid-Atlantic Oil & Gas Inc. (12.5%).