ExxonMobil and partners buy acreage offshore Suriname
17 July, 2017
US supermajor ExxonMobil has signed a production sharing contract for Block 59 offshore Suriname alongside co-venturers Hess and Statoil with state-owned Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname.
The deepwater Block 59 is located 190 miles from Suriname’s capital city Paramaribo at water depths ranging from nearly 2,000 metres to 3,600 metres.
Hess, Statoil and ExxonMobil all hold a third of the interest in the block, while ExxonMobil has been chosen as the operator.
The block shares a maritime border with Guyana, where ExxonMobil is the operator of three offshore blocks including the Liza field discovered by the firm in 2015.