Frontera, CGX Energy Eye Wei-1 Exploration Well Offshore Guyana

The joint venture between Canada-based Frontera and CGX Energy eyes potential offshore Guyana in hopes of replicating success seen in the nearby Stabroek block. 

Frontera, CGX Energy Eye Wei-1 Exploration Well Offshore Guyana

The JV’s second exploration well on the Corentyne block, called Wei-1, will be drilled in the third quarter in water depth of approximately 1,912 ft to a targeted total depth of 20,500 ft. (Source:

A joint venture (JV) comprised of Canada-based E&P companies, Frontera Energy Corp. and CGX Energy Inc., plan to spud an exploration well offshore Guyana located in close proximity to the prolific Stabroek block.

The well, called Wei-1, will be located approximately 14 km northwest of the Kawa-1 exploration well in the Corentyne block, 200 km offshore from Guyana’s capital city Georgetown, Calgary, Alberta-based Frontera announced June 16 in a press statement. Wei-1 is the second exploration well in the Corentyne block.

Frontera and its JV partner, CGX Energy, continue to eye potential offshore Guyana in the Corentyne block in hopes of replicating at least some of the success seen in the nearby Stabroek block with hopes of eventually moving a project to the development stage. Estimation of potentially recoverable reserves for the northern section of the Corentyne block is expected after the Wei-1 and potentially subsequent exploration and appraisal wells, Frontera and CGX executives announced during a webinar last month.

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Pietro Pitts

Pietro Donatello Pitts is a senior energy reporter for Hart Energy. He covers Latin America and the Caribbean as well as regions from North America to Europe, Africa and Asia. He covers topics spanning from the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors to the energy transition and geopolitical events impacting the global energy sector.