Exxon says drilling offshore Guyana unaffected by Venezuela navy incident

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CARACAS (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp said on Wednesday that its oil drilling and development activities offshore Guyana were unaffected by a weekend incident in which neighboring Venezuela's navy stopped two seismic survey vessels the company had hired.

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The closest of the 10 oil discoveries Exxon has made off Guyana's coast is 110 kilometers (68 miles) away from where the incident took place and disrupted a seismic marine survey, the company said. Each country's government says the incident took place in its territorial waters.

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(Reporting by Luc Cohen; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)