The ExxonMobil-led joint venture in Guyana that holds the prodigious Stabroek block has confirmed another significant oil resource at the Fangtooth prospect, which has the potential to underpin a future oil development.

Joint venture partner Hess said the Fangtooth SE-1 well hit 200 feet of oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs.

The well was drilled in 5397 feet of water by the drillship Stena Carron and is located about 13 kilometres southeast of the original Fangtooth-1 well, which itself had hit 164 feet of oil pay.