Apache Corporation and Total offered an replace to the technical analysis of the Kwaskwasi-1 discovery nicely offshore Suriname.
As beforehand introduced, Kwaskwasi-1 found hydrocarbons in a number of stacked targets within the higher Cretaceous-aged Campanian and Santonian intervals. The nicely encountered 278 meters (912 ft) of web oil and unstable oil/fuel condensate pay. The shallower Campanian interval accommodates 63 meters (207 ft) of web oil pay and 86 meters (282 ft) of web unstable oil/fuel condensate pay. The Santonian interval accommodates 129 meters (423 ft) of web pay. Fluid samples from the Campanian validated the presence of oil with API gravities between 34 and 43 levels.
Since the invention announcement on July 29, 2020, the Noble Sam Croft drillship has gathered reservoir and different technical information within the Santonian. The firm was in a position to efficiently retrieve rotary sidewall cores however was unable to gather consultant fluid samples from the reservoir on account of situations attributable to cementing operations, which have been required to mitigate elevated stress beneath the bottom of the Santonian formation. Hydrocarbon reveals have been noticed within the Santonian reservoirs, and the outcomes of the formation analysis point out the presence of oil.
The Noble Sam Croft has commenced operations on the Keskesi East-1 exploration nicely roughly 14 kilometers (9 miles) southeast of Sapakara West-1. The Keskesi nicely will check higher Cretaceous targets within the Campanian and Santonian.
Apache holds a 50% working curiosity in Block 58 and can proceed to be the operator via the completion of the Keskesi nicely. Total S.A. holds the remaining 50% working curiosity.
Apache Corporation, primarily based in Houston, is an oil and fuel exploration and manufacturing firm with operations within the United States, Egypt and the United Kingdom and exploration actions offshore Suriname.
(Source: Apache – Image: Noble Sam Croft drillship)
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