ExxonMobil is all set to spud a wildcat offshore Newfoundland & Labrador after its chosen drillship arrived in the Canadian province today.

The Stena Forth has made its way across the Atlantic Ocean from Israel and is now located off the coastal town of Bay Bulls in eastern Newfoundland.

ExxonMobil and partner Qatar Energy are due to drill an exploration probe on their Hampden prospect in the prolific Flemish Pass basin.