The hits keep coming for ExxonMobil in its exploratory drilling offshore Guyana with the declaration that it has positive results for a sixth time.
Guyana is a newcomer to the global oil business and the US supermajor is lead partner on its offshore work.
The new discovery is from a well called called Ranger-1 and joins others named Liza, Payara, Snoek, Liza Deep and Turbot.
Those previous five finds are expected to contain around 3.2billion barrels of recoverable oil in the 6.6 million-acre Stabroek Block.
Drilling at Ranger-1 began only in early November.
Once the Ranger-1 well is complete the Stena Carron drillship will move to another Guyana prospect called Pacora