Results from the Maka Central discovery prove “significant potential” for the entire 1.4 million acres that comprise Block 58 offshore Suriname, says Apache CEO John Christmann.
Tullow Oil said the Carapa well offshore Guyana had struck oil at about 4 m of net pay, which analysts believe is unlikely to be commercially viable.
The discovery was located within title AC/P64 about 160 km (99 miles) northeast of the Shell-operated Prelude floating LNG facility.
Preliminary estimates show the discovery west of Heidrun Field to hold between 6.3 million and 12.6 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalents, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said.
The discovery is a significant one in a country that currently produces about 200,000 barrels of oil per day.
Mexican state oil company Pemex said on Dec. 6 it has discovered a deposit in southeastern Mexico that could yield 500 million barrels of crude, calling it the largest such finding in more than 30 years.