TotalEnergies SE encountered non-commercial quantities of hydrocarbons in Keskesi South-1, about 6.2 km from the discovery well Keskesi East-1 on Block 58, offshore Suriname.
“The first appraisal well at Keskesi was a substantial step-out designed to assess the southern extent of the feature,” said Tracey K. Henderson, senior vice-president for block partner APA Corp. in a release Sept. 29. “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 well has been plugged.
Maersk Developer has moved to the Sapakara South-1 well, where it will conduct a flow test of the previously announced appraisal success (OGJ Online, July 28, 2021). 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.
TotalEnergies is the operator of Block 58 (50%) with APA Suriname holding the remaining 50%.