Suriname oil: Keskesi South-1 well turns up unsuccessful
By Kaieteur News
Petroleumworld 10 04 202
APA Corporation recently announced that the Keskesi South -1, an oil well drilled approximately 6.2 kilometres from the discovery well Keskesi East-1 on Block 58, has encountered non-commercial quantities of hydrocarbons. As such, the company stated, the well has been plugged and abandoned.
“The first appraisal well at Keskesi was a substantial step-out designed to assess the southern extent of the feature,” said Tracey Henderson, APA’s Senior Vice President of Exploration.
She continued, “This location had the potential to confirm a very large resource in place if connected to the reservoir sands in the discovery well. However, suitable reservoir quality sands were not developed in the Campanian target at the Keskesi South-1 location. Data gathered from the well will be used to calibrate our geologic model and inform the next steps for Keskesi appraisal.”
The Maersk Developer has moved to the Sapakara South-1 well, where it will conduct a flow test of the previously announced appraisal success. Following the completion of the Sapakara South-1 flow test, the exploration program will continue with the spud of the next exploration well, targeting the Krabdagoe prospect just to the east of Keskesi. The Maersk Valiant is currently drilling Bonboni, the first exploration prospect in the northern portion of Block 58. Both rigs are operated by TotalEnergies.
Block 58 encompasses 1.4 million acres and is in the early phases of exploration and appraisal. APA has participated in four exploration discoveries and one appraisal success offshore Suriname in the past two years. In addition to its 50% working interest on Block 58, the company also holds a 45% working interest in Block 53, where it plans to drill an exploration well in 2022.
APA Corporation, through its consolidated subsidiaries, explores for and produces oil and gas with operations in the United States, Egypt and the United Kingdom and exploration activities offshore Suriname. APA Suriname holds a 50% working interest in the block, with TotalEnergies, the operator, holding a 50% working interest.