Apache Corporation and Total introduced a big oil discovery on the Sapakara West-1 effectively drilled offshore Suriname on 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.
Sapakara West-1 was drilled to a depth of roughly 6,300 meters (20,700 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 at the very least 79 meters (259 toes) of internet oil and gasoline condensate pay in two intervals. The shallower Campanian interval accommodates 13 meters (43 toes) of internet gasoline condensate and 30 meters (98 toes) of internet oil pay, with API oil gravities between 35 and 40 levels. The deeper Santonian interval accommodates 36 meters (118 toes) of internet oil-bearing reservoir with API oil gravities between 40 and 45 levels.
“Our second discovery offshore Suriname this 12 months additional proves our geologic mannequin and confirms a big hydrocarbon system in two play varieties on Block 58. Based on a conservative estimate of internet pay throughout a number of fan methods, we’ve found one other very substantial oil useful resource with the Sapakara West-1 effectively,” mentioned John J. Christmann, Apache CEO and President. “Importantly, our information signifies that the Sapakara West-1 effectively encountered a definite fan system that’s separate from the Maka Central-1 discovery we introduced in January this 12 months.”
Block 58 includes 1.four million acres and gives important potential past the discoveries at Sapakara West and Maka Central. Apache has recognized at the very least seven distinct play varieties and greater than 50 prospects throughout the thermally mature play fairway.
Upon completion of operations at Sapakara West-1, the Sam Croft will transfer to the third prospect in Block 58, Kwaskwasi, which is situated roughly 10 kilometers (6 miles) northwest of Sapakara West-1. The fourth exploration goal is Keskesi, which shall be drilled roughly 20 kilometers (12 miles) southeast of Sapakara West-1. Both exploration wells will check oil-prone higher Cretaceous targets within the Campanian and Santonian intervals in reservoirs that seem like unbiased from the Maka and Sapakara discoveries.
(Source: Apache – Image: Noble Sam Croft/Noble Corp.)
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