TotalEnergies SE confirmed a single, blocky sand that is full to base with black oil in Block 58, offshore Suriname.
Sapakara South-1, an appraisal well on the eastern edge of the Sapakara area, encountered about 30 m (98 ft) of net black oil pay in a single zone of high-quality Campano-Maastrichtian reservoir.
A second appraisal well encountered two thin intervals of black oil above water in the Campano-Maastrichtian at Kwaskwasi, impacting a small portion of the eastern edge of Kwaskwasi. The Campano-Maastrichtian intervals at Kwaskwasi and the Sapakara South-1 discovery are separate and unrelated.
The Maersk Valiant drillship will soon mobilize to the next exploration prospect at Bonboni, about 45 km to the north, before returning later in the year to flow test Sapakara South-1.
TotalEnergies is operator at Block 58 (50%) with APA Suriname Corp. holding the remaining 50% working interest.