APA’s Rasper Well Finds Water Offshore Suriname

After not finding oil or gas at the Rasper exploration well offshore Suriname in Block 53, Houston-based APA set its sights on the Baja exploration prospect in Block 58.

Pietro Donatello Pitts, Hart Energy
APA’s Rasper Well Finds Water Offshore Suriname

APA, which holds a 45% working interest in Block 53, commenced drilling operations at Rasper in late March after completion of technical work in 2021. (Source: Hart Energy, APA Corp., Shutterstock.com)

Houston-based APA Corp. concluded drilling operations at the Rasper exploration well offshore Suriname in Block 53 after not finding oil or gas. The drillship used for the well will now be mobilized to the Baja exploration prospect, which is closer to the border with Block 58.

Rasper “encountered water-bearing reservoirs in the Campanian and Santonian intervals and evaluation of the openhole well logs, with formation and reservoir fluid samples ongoing,” APA announced June 13 in a press release.

APA, which holds a 45% working interest in Block 53, commenced drilling operations at Rasper in late March after completion of technical work in 2021. Partners in the block with APA include Malaysia’s Petronas, which holds a 30% interest, and Spain’s CEPSA with a 25% interest.

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