Apache Corp. Announces Significant Offshore Suriname Discovery

Drilling Activity Details



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#1-Sapakara West
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Drilling Activity Summary


A significant offshore Suriname oil discovery was reported by Houston-based Apache Corp. and #1-Sapakara West. The well is in Block 58 and was drilled to 6,300 m. Preliminary fluid samples and test results indicate at least 79 m of net oil and gas condensate pay in two intervals. The shallower Campanian interval contains 13 m of net gas condensate and 30 m of net oil pay (35-40 degree-gravity). The deeper Santonian interval contains a 36-m, net oil-bearing reservoir (40-45 degree-gravity). Block 58 comprises 1.4 million acres and offers potential beyond the discoveries at Sapakara West and Maka Central. Apache has identified at least seven distinct play types and more than 50 prospects within the thermally mature play fairway. Two other wells are currently planned at #1-Kwaskwasi and #1-Keskesi and both will test oil-prone upper Cretaceous targets in Campanian and Santonian intervals in reservoirs that appear to be independent from #1-Maka and #1-Sapakara discoveries. Apache is the operator and holds a 50% working interest and Total.