The Exxon Mobil Corp.-led consortium has added to its oil discovery tally offshore Guyana with news Sept. 8 of an 18th find on the Stabroek Block along with more reservoir intervals at another well.

The latest discovery, which builds on gross discovered recoverable resources of more than estimated 8 billion barrels of oil equivalent, was made at the Redtail-1 well. Drilled in about 6,164 ft of water about 1.5 miles northwest of the Yellowtail discovery by the Noble Don Taylor, the well hit about 232 ft of high-quality oil-bearing sandstone, Exxon Mobil said in a news release.

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