Offshore Suriname Discovery Hits 123 M of Net Pay Near Stabroek Block

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#1-Maka Central
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Drilling Activity Summary


Apache Corp. and Total SA announced a significant offshore Suriname oil discovery at #1-Maka Central. The discovery is on-trend with the adjacent Stabroek block in Guyana. The discovery was drilled in approximately 1,000 m of water and hit more than 123 m net pay of high-quality, light oil and gas-rich condensate net pay in multiple stacked reservoirs in Upper Cretaceous Campanian and Santonian. The shallower Campanian interval contains 50 m of net hydrocarbon-bearing reservoir. The deeper Santonian interval contains 73 m of net oil-bearing reservoir. The #1-Maka Central also targeted a third interval (Turonian), which is a geologic analog to West Africa offshore oil discoveries. Before reaching this interval, the well encountered significantly overpressured, oil-bearing reservoirs in Lower Santonian, and drilling stopped at approximately 6,300 m. The pressures encountered in Lower Santonian are a positive sign for the Turonian, and future drilling will test this interval. The next exploration well will be drilled at the #1-Sapaka West prospect. Houston-based operator Apache holds a 50% working interest with Total.