Spain’s Repsol has returned to the Guyana offshore arena in search of hydrocarbons deposits with drilling of a new exploration well in the Kanuku block.

Repsol told Upstream that it started drilling the Beebei-1 wildcat in Kanuku with the Noble Corporation jack-up rig Noble Regina Allen on 31 May.

The shallow-water programme, which is expected to last two months, is taking place 133 kilometres from the coast in 71 metres of water.

Beebei-1 will be drilled to a total depth of approximately 4400 metres and will target two main objectives and one secondary objective.