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Guyana project overview

ExxonMobil initiated oil and gas exploration activities in Guyana in 2008, collecting and evaluating substantial 3-D seismic data that led to the company safely drilling its first exploration well in 2015, Liza-1.

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Overview

ExxonMobil is now firmly established in Guyana and operates offices in Georgetown. The Government of Guyana issued the production license for the first development Liza Phase 1 in June 2017 and first oil is expected no later than 2020.

Drilling continues to yield positive results. Pluma is the latest and tenth oil discovery in the Stabroek Block since Liza in May 2015, when ExxonMobil announced that first significant discovery. Exploration continues. The Stabroek Block is 6.6 million acres (26,800 square kilometres) and located approximately 120 miles (193 kilometres) offshore Guyana. The Liza, Payara, Liza deep, Snoek, Turbot, Ranger, Pacora, Longtail, Hammerhead and Pluma discoveries are located in the Stabroek Block.

ExxonMobil’s affiliate, Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) operates offices in Georgetown. The current staff of the Guyana Affiliate office is 65, 55 percent being Guyanese. That is expected to increase by the year 2020 with an increase in Guyanese staff. Consistent with its commitment to corporate citizenship EEPGL has established a Centre for Local Business Development to upgrade skills of small and medium sized businesses, and increase their readiness to provide competent local content ahead of first oil.

EEPGL is operator of the Stabroek Block, holding a 45 percent interest, Hess Guyana Exploration Ltd. holds 30 percent interest and CNOOC Nexen Petroleum Guyana Limited holds 25 percent interest.

The Canje Block is located offshore Guyana east of the Stabroek Block, 3-D seismic data was collected in 2016. EEPGL is the operator and holds 35 percent interest, JHI holds 40 percent interest and Mid-Atlantic holds 25 percent interest.

The Kaieteur Block is located offshore Guyana to the north and adjacent to the Stabroek and Canje blocks, approximately 250 kilometers offshore in ultra-deep water, 3-D seismic survey was completed in 2017. EEPGL is the operator and holds 50 percent interest, Ratio Energy Limited holds 25 percent interest and Ratio Guyana Limited holds 25 percent interest.

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map of Guyana discoveries as of Jan. 2019

Community and social responsibility in Guyana

At ExxonMobil we seek to contribute to the social and economic progress of the country and local communities where we operate. We believe that maintaining a fundamental respect for human rights, responsibly managing our impacts on communities and making valued social investments are integral to the success and sustainability of our business.

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Environmental efforts in Guyana

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News releases

ExxonMobil increases Stabroek resource estimate to 5 billion barrels; Makes 10th discovery IRVING, Texas — ExxonMobil said today it made its 10th discovery offshore Guyana and increased its estimate of the discovered recoverable resource for the Stabroek Block to more than 5 billion oil-equivalent barrels.

Newsroom News Dec. 3, 2018

ExxonMobil adds ninth discovery offshore Guyana IRVING, Texas — ExxonMobil has made its ninth discovery offshore Guyana at the Hammerhead-1 well, marking its fifth discovery on the Stabroek Block in the past year and proving a new play concept for potential development.

Newsroom News Aug. 30, 2018

ExxonMobil increases estimate for Guyana's Stabroek Block to 4 billion barrels IRVING, Texas — ExxonMobil said today it has increased its estimate of the discovered recoverable resources for the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana to more than 4 billion oil-equivalent barrels and has advanced its evaluation to support a third phase of development and consideration of two additional phases.

Newsroom News July 23, 2018

ExxonMobil Foundation invests US$10 Million in Guyana for research, sustainable employment and conservation IRVING, Texas & GEORGETOWN, Guyana — ExxonMobil Foundation said today that it will contribute US$10 million to a new collaboration with Conservation International and the University of Guyana to train Guyanese for sustainable job opportunities and to expand community-supported conservation.

Newsroom Article July 2, 2018

ExxonMobil announces eighth discovery offshore Guyana IRVING, Texas — Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) said today it made its eighth oil discovery offshore Guyana at the Longtail-1 well, creating the potential for additional resource development in the southeast area of the Stabroek Block.

Newsroom News June 20, 2018

ExxonMobil advances Liza Phase 1 Development IRVING, Texas — The Liza Phase 1 development continues to rapidly progress, with the commencement of development drilling offshore Guyana, ExxonMobil said today.

Newsroom News June 12, 2018

ExxonMobil announces seventh oil discovery offshore Guyana IRVING, Texas — Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) announced today its seventh oil discovery offshore Guyana, following drilling at the Pacora-1 exploration well.

Newsroom News Feb. 28, 2018

ExxonMobil announces sixth oil discovery offshore Guyana IRVING, Texas — Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) announced today positive results from its Ranger-1 exploration well, marking ExxonMobil’s sixth oil discovery offshore Guyana since 2015.

Newsroom News Jan. 5, 2018

ExxonMobil announces fifth discovery offshore Guyana IRVING, Texas — Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) today announced it made a fifth new oil discovery after drilling the Turbot-1 well offshore Guyana.

Newsroom News Oct. 5, 2017

ExxonMobil announces successful Payara-2 well offshore Guyana IRVING, Texas — Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) today announced it has discovered additional oil in the Payara reservoir offshore Guyana, increasing the total Payara discovery to approximately 500 million oil-equivalent barrels.

Newsroom News July 25, 2017

Centre for local business development in Georgetown Georgetown, Guyana – Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Ltd, an affiliate of Exxon Mobil Corporation, announced today the establishment of the Centre for Local Business Development in Georgetown in collaboration with DAI Global, LLC.

Guyana June 26, 2017

ExxonMobil makes final investment decision to proceed with Liza Oil Development in Guyana IRVING, Texas — Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) said today it has made a final investment decision to proceed with the first phase of development for the Liza field, one of the largest oil discoveries of the past decade, located offshore Guyana.

Newsroom News June 16, 2017

ExxonMobil announces new oil discovery offshore Guyana IRVING, Texas — Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) announced today positive results on the Snoek well offshore Guyana, confirming a new discovery on the Stabroek Block. Drilling targeted similar aged reservoirs as encountered in previous discoveries at Liza and Payara.

Guyana News March 30, 2017

ExxonMobil announces new oil discoveries offshore Guyana IRVING, Texas — ExxonMobil announced today positive results from its Payara-1 well offshore Guyana. Payara is ExxonMobil’s second oil discovery on the Stabroek Block and was drilled in a new reservoir. The Payara-1 well targeted similar aged reservoirs that were proven successful at the company’s Liza discovery.

Guyana News Jan. 12, 2017

ExxonMobil awards key contracts for Liza oil development and production in Guyana IRVING, Texas — ExxonMobil subsidiary, Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL), today announced that it has awarded contracts to SBM Offshore for a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, a key step in moving the Liza field toward first production.

Newsroom News Dec. 20, 2016

ExxonMobil says second well offshore Guyana confirms significant oil discovery IRVING, Texas — Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) today said that drilling results from the Liza-2 well, the second exploration well in the Stabroek block offshore Guyana, confirm a world-class discovery with a recoverable resource of between 800 million and 1.4 billion oil-equivalent barrels.

Newsroom News June 30, 2016

ExxonMobil announces significant oil discovery offshore Guyana IRVING, Texas—Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) today announced a significant oil discovery on the Stabroek Block, located approximately 120 miles offshore Guyana.

Guyana May 20, 2015

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