US independent Hess said the consortium in charge of the Stabroek block intends to continue exploring for further hydrocarbons deposits offshore Guyana and will drill next the Seabob-1 well in the prolific licence.

US supermajor ExxonMobil, which operates Stabroek with a 45% stake, said on Tuesday it made three new finds on the block, raising its estimate of recoverable resources in the South American nation to close to 11 billion barrels of oil equivalent.