PARIS – Total and Apache have discovered more oil and gas in block 58 offshore Suriname.
The drillship Noble Sam Croft drilled the Keskesi East-1 well in 725 m (2,378 ft) of water.
According to Total, the well encountered 63 m (207 ft) net pay of hydrocarbons: this comprised 58 m (190 ft) of black oil, volatile oil, and gas pay in good quality Campano-Maastrichtian reservoirs; and 5 m (16.4 ft) of volatile oil pay in Santonian reservoirs, where wireline logging has been conducted.
Drilling continues into deeper, Neocomian-aged targets.
Kevin McLachlan, senior vice president Exploration at Total, said: “We are also excited, as new operator of the block, to start the appraisal operations designed to characterize the 2020 discoveries, while in parallel start a second exploration campaign on this prolific block in 2021.”
Total assumed operatorship from Apache on Jan. 1, 2021, with a 50% working interest. On completion of Keskesi East-1, the drillship will be released.