PARIS, France – TotalEnergies and APA Corp. have discovered more oil and associated gas in deepwater in block 58, offshore Suriname.
The Krabdagu-1 well, drilled by the drillship Maersk Valiant in 780 m (2,559 ft) of water in the central area of the block 58, delivered around 90 m (295 ft) of net oil pay in good-quality Maastrichtian and Campanian reservoirs.
Krabdagu-1 is 18 km (11.2 mi) southeast of the Sapakara South-1 appraisal wells. Sapakara, Maka, Kwaskwasi and Keskesi were the previous discoveries on the block.
Kevin McLachlan, senior vice president–exploration at TotalEnergies, described the latest result as “a significant addition to the discovered resources in the central area.” The partners plan at least three more exploration and appraisal wells on the block in 2022 with a view to proving sufficient resources by year end 2022 for a first oil development.
In the meantime, drilling and logging operations will continue on Krabdagu-1, including a drillstem test to appraise the resources and reservoir productivity.