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Hess begins drilling activities offshore Guyana

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Hess Corporation has begun drilling on the Haimara-1 exploration well offshore Guyana, the first of two planned exploration wells in January.

Stena Carron (pictured) is currently drilling the Haimara-1 well, located 31 kilometres east of the Pluma-1 discovery in the southeastern part of the Stabroek Block.

Noble Tom Madden will drill the second well, Tilapia-1, located five kilometres west of the Longtail-1 discovery. The Tilapia-1 well is located in the growing Turbot area.

Operator ExxonMobil is progressing the Liza Phase 1 development, which has moved into its peak execution phase ahead of expected startup in early 2020. Drilling of development wells in the Liza field is continuing using Noble Bob Douglas.

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