TotalEnergies SE and partner APA Corp. discovered oil and associated gas at the Krabdagu-1 well in Block 58, offshore Suriname. Testing will be carried out to appraise the resources and productivity, while at least three additional exploration and appraisal wells are planned for the block this year.
The well was drilled by the Maersk Valiant 18 km southeast of Sapakara South to a depth of about 5,273 m in water depth of 780 m. The well was designed to test multiple stacked targets in Maastrichtian and Campanian intervals and encountered approximately 90 m of net oil pay in good quality reservoirs.
Drilling and logging operations will continue, using the Maersk Valiant drillship.
The discovery follows previous finds at Maka, Sapakara, Kwaskwasi, and Keskesi, as well as the successful test of the Sapakara South-1 appraisal well.
The well “confirms our geologic and geophysical models and de-risks additional prospects we have matured in the area,” said Tracey Henderson, senior vice-president, exploration, APA Corp.
The discovery is a step toward achieving APA’s first FID in the block, said John J. Christmann IV, APA’s chief exploration officer and president.
While the rig is on location, TotalEnergies will progress with drill stem and other wellbore testing to assess the resource potential and productivity of two primary reservoirs.
TotalEnergies is operator (50%) with partner APA Corp. (50%).