TORONTO, Canada – The semisub Maersk Discoverer has spud the Kawa-1 exploration well offshore Guyana for CGX Energy and Frontera Energy.
Kawa-1 is in the Corentyne block, 200 km (124 mi) offshore Guyana in 355 m (1,174 ft) water depth, with a planned TD of 6,685 m (21,932 ft) likely to be reached this December.
The well is targeting light oil in combination structural-stratigraphic traps in large Santonian and Campanian slope fan complexes. The main target is a Santonian sand with updip and lateral pinchout of the reservoir, and drilling should also penetrate secondary objectives in a shallower Campanian sand and a deeper Santonian sand.
Stacked targets are thought to be analogous to the discoveries in adjacent Block 58 offshore Suriname.
CGX/Frontera also have an option to use the same rig for a second well.