The groundbreaking Kawa-1 discovery in the shallow-water Corentyne block offers hope that a production development could be on the cards for Guyana outside the prolific Stabroek licence.

Canadian partners CGX Energy and Frontera Energy revealed that wireline logging results at Kawa-1 indicate the well encountered a total of 61 metres of net pay of hydrocarbon-bearing reservoirs across multiple depths within Maastrichtian, Campanian and Santonian horizons.

The well, which was drilled to a total depth of nearly 6600 metres, also found sandstone reservoirs in deeper strata — Coniacian or older — that will be analysed and could become the target of future appraisal opportunities.