French major Total SA and partner Apache Corp. said Jan. 14 the Keskesi East-1 exploration well offshore Suriname has struck oil, bringing their discovery tally in the region up to four.

Drilled by the Noble Sam Croft drillship in a water depth of about 725 m, the companies said the well hit oil pay in the upper Cretaceous-aged Campanian and the deeper Santonian intervals.

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