May 2018: Total has filed an application to drill an offshore exploration well in early 2019, 150 kms from the coast and 170 kms from Cayenne. The well in Block FZA-M-57 of the Guyane Maritime permit in about 1,800m of water will be 28 kms away from environmentally protected rhodolith beds.
No significant news in 2017.
No significant news in 2016.
No significant news in 2015.
No significant news in 2014.
Nov 2013: Northern Petroleum has announced that the Shell-operated GM-ES-5 well, the final well of a 4-well exploration programme in the Guyane Maritime Permit, will be plugged and abandoned as dry.
Apr 2013: Tullow reports that the Priodontes-1 well has been drilled to a total depth of 6,318m in water depths of 1,750m and has been plugged and abandoned as a dry hole. The Stena DrillMax rig is moving to the Cebus exploration well.
Dec 2012: Tullow Oil announced that the Zaedyus-2 appraisal well failed to find commercial oil or gas. The well, drilled 5 kms from the Zaedyus-1 discovery well, found reservoir sands with only oil shows. The well was drilled by the Stena DrillMax Drillship and will be followed by the second well in a 4-well program. Shell is operator of the Guyane Maritime licence (45%) with Tullow (27.5%), Total (25%) and Northpet (2.5%).