TotalEnergies, Apache make new oil discovery offshore Suriname

TotalEnergies, Apache make new oil discovery offshore Suriname

03 Aug 2021

TotalEnergies and Apache have made a new oil discovery in the Sapakara South-1 well in Block 58, off the coast of Suriname.

Sapakara South-1 is an appraisal well located on the eastern edge of the Sapakara area. It is located 4km south east of the Sapakara West-1 discovery.

TotalEnergies and Apache have deployed the Maersk Valiant drillship for the appraisal drilling programme at South-1 well, in a water depth of nearly 850m.

The well encountered around 30m of net black oil pay in a single zone of good quality in the Campano-Maastrichtian reservoir, with a flow test planned for later this year.

The Maersk Valiant drillship will be moved to the Bonboni 1 well, located 45km to the north in Block 58, on completion of the drilling at Sapakara South-1.

The current drilling success follows previous discoveries at the Maka Central, Sapakara West, Kwaskwasi and Keskesi East wells.

A second appraisal well at Kwaskwasi encountered two thin intervals of black oil above water in the Campano-Maastrichtian reservoir, impacting a small portion of the eastern edge.

TotalEnergies is the operator of Block 58 with a 50% working interest and Apache owns the remaining stake.

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