The Exxon Mobil Corp.-led consortium behind the exploration drive offshore Guyana has added more recoverable resources with news April 27 of another oil discovery in the bountiful Stabroek Block.

The Uaru-2 well, located about 6.8 miles south of the Uaru-1 well and north of the Red Tail discovery, hit about 120 ft of what Exxon Mobil described as high-quality oil-bearing reservoirs including new intervals below Uaru-1. The well, drilled in 5,659 ft of water, marks the 19th discovery in the block for Exxon and partners Hess Corp. and China’s CNOOC Ltd.

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