Yellowtail is a conventional oil development located in ultra-deepwater in Guyana and is operated by Esso Exploration and Production Guyana . Discovered in 2019, Yellowtail lies in block Stabroek, with water depth of around 6,046 feet.

The project is currently in construction stage and is expected to start commercial production in 2025. Final investment decision (FID) of the project was approved in 2022. The development cost is expected to be $10,000 m. The Yellowtail conventional oil development will involve the drilling of approximately 51 wells and includes FPSO, subsea manifold, and subsea trees.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Hess , Exxon Mobil and China National Offshore Oil.

Production from Yellowtail

Production from the Yellowtail conventional oil development project is expected to begin in 2025 and is forecast to peak in 2028, to approximately 1,46,116 bpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on economic assumptions, the production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2067.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 854.16 Mmboe, comprised of 854.16 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate.

Contractors involved in the Yellowtail conventional oil field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Yellowtail project as follows.

Design/FEED Engineering: McDermott International and SBM Offshore

Main EPC: Eni

EPC Contractors: SBM Offshore

Other Contractors: Bayphase, Hunting, McDermott International, Noble and SBM Offshore


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