Total announces a new discovery
Total, new operator of Block 58 offshore Suriname, announces a fourth discovery
Petroleumworld 08 02 2021
Total and Apache Corporation have made a new significant oil and gas discovery at the Keskesi East-1 well, in Block 58 off the coast of Suriname. This follows previous discoveries at Maka Central, Sapakara West and Kwaskwasi.
The well was drilled by a water depth of about 725 meters and encountered a total of 63 meters net pay of hydrocarbons, comprised of 58 meters net black oil, volatile oil, and gas pay in good quality Campano-Maastrichtian reservoirs, along with 5 meters of net volatile oil pay in Santonian reservoirs, where wireline logging has just been performed. Drilling is still ongoing for deeper Neocomian aged targets.
“ We are delighted to announce this new discovery, which confirms this first exploration campaign as a full success and adds to the proven resource base ” said Kevin McLachlan, Senior Vice President Exploration at Total . “ 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 of Block 58 on January 1 st , 2021, with a 50% working interest. Upon completion of the operations on Keskesi East-1, the Noble Sam Croft drillship will be released.
Sources: Total Energies
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