Geology Lessons Could Hold Key To Success Offshore Guyana, Suriname

Geologist provides food for thought as companies target the Guyana-Suriname Basin following the Exxon Mobil-led winning streak.

Layers of sedimentary sandstone rock are shown. (Source: SAPhotog/Shutterstock.com)

Layers of sedimentary sandstone rock are shown. (Source: SAPhotog/Shutterstock.com)

HOUSTON—Attention offshore Guyana has been focused on the Stabroek Block, where Exxon Mobil Corp. and partners Hess Corp. and CNOOC Ltd. have made 13 discoveries with recoverable resources at more than an estimated 5.5 billion barrels of oil in turbidite fan and channel systems.

But Dribus Geologic Consulting’s John Dribus, a geologist and Atlantic Margin expert, is excited about the potential of the 13,500-sq-km Kaieteur Block, north of the prolific Stabroek, as well. He pointed out debris flows after highlighting similar ones near the Ranger discovery, the carbonate reservoir find that proved a new play concept on the 26,800-sq-km Stabroek Block.

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Velda Addison

Velda Addison is the senior editor of digital media for Hart Energy’s editorial team. She covers energy with a focus on renewables.