Apache Corporation introduced a serious oil discovery on the Kwaskwasi-1 effectively drilled offshore Suriname in Block 58. The effectively was drilled utilizing the Noble Sam Croft with Apache as operator holding a 50% working curiosity and Total holding a 50% working curiosity.
Kwaskwasi-1 was drilled to a depth of roughly 6,645 meters (21,800 toes) and efficiently examined for the presence of hydrocarbons in a number of stacked targets within the higher Cretaceous-aged Campanian and Santonian intervals.
Preliminary fluid samples and check outcomes point out no less than 278 meters (912 toes) of web oil and risky oil / fuel condensate pay in two intervals. The shallower Campanian interval accommodates 63 meters (207 toes) of web oil pay and 86 meters (282 toes) of web risky oil / fuel condensate pay. Based on samples taken, the API oil gravities are between 34 and 43 levels. The deeper Santonian interval accommodates 129 meters (423 toes) of web hydrocarbon reservoir. The group remains to be amassing knowledge on API oil gravities within the Santonian.
“We are thrilled with the outcomes from the Kwaskwasi-1 exploration effectively. This is the most effective effectively we’ve drilled within the basin so far, with the best web pay in the highest quality reservoirs,” stated John J. Christmann, Apache CEO and President. “While we now have much more work to do, a discovery of this high quality and magnitude deserves a tempo of analysis that permits the choice of accelerated first manufacturing.”
Block 58 includes 1.four million acres and presents vital potential past the discoveries at Kwaskwasi, Sapakara West and Maka Central. Apache has recognized no less than seven distinct play sorts and greater than 50 prospects inside the thermally mature play fairway.
Kwaskwasi-1 is the third consecutive discovery offshore Suriname confirms a world-class hydrocarbon useful resource.
Upon completion of operations at Kwaskwasi-1, the Sam Croft will transfer to the fourth prospect in Block 58, Keskesi, which is situated roughly 14 kilometers (9 miles) southeast of Sapakara West-1. The Keskesi exploration effectively will check oil-prone higher Cretaceous targets within the Campanian and Santonian.
(Source: Apache – Image: Noble Sam Croft/D.S. Belcon)
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