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APA-Total JV Finds Oil In Krabdagu Well Off Suriname

Jun 21, 2022

Houston-based APA Corporation on Tuesday announced its joint venture with France's TotalEnergies has made an oil discovery at the Krabdagu exploration well off the coast of Suriname.APA has a 50% working interest in Block 58 where the oil discovery was made, with TotalEnergies the operator and the holder of the remaining stake.Flow test data collected in the two lower intervals, the Upper Campanian and Lower Campanian…

High Impact Exploration Sees Rebound

Aug 04, 2022

38 high-impact exploration wells were drilled in the first half of 2022, similar to the same period in 2021 when 39 wells completed, says industry analysts Westwood Global Energy Group. The 38 wells resulted in 13 potentially commercial discoveries at a 34% commercial success rate…

Staatsolie to Offer 60% of Suriname's Offshore Blocks in Coming Year

Jun 30, 2022

Suriname's state oil firm Staatsolie is getting ready to offer 60% of the country's offshore blocks for auction over the next 12 months, starting with a deepwater round in the fourth quarter, a company executive said on Wednesday.The Guyana…

APA Hits Water Bearing Reservoirs at Rasper Well Offshore Suriname

Jun 14, 2022

APA Corporation, the operator of Block 53 offshore Suriname, said Monday it had recently completed drilling operations at the Rasper well, hitting water bearing reservoirs.'APA has completed operations on the Rasper well in the northwestern area of the block…

Suriname to Auction Deepwater Offshore Oil Blocks Late in 2022

May 31, 2022

Suriname's state oil company Staatsolie plans to hold an auction for deepwater offshore blocks at the end of 2022 and another for shallow water blocks in mid-2023, the company's managing director told Reuters.The South American nation is a small…

Chevron, Staatsolie Sign Production Sharing Contract for Suriname's Offshore Block 7

Apr 28, 2022

Suriname's state firm Staatsolie and a unit of Chevron Corp have signed a production sharing contract for exploring and producing oil at an offshore block, the companies said on Wednesday, expanding their cooperation in the country.Suriname is a small onshore crude producer…

Waterotor Unveils 20MW 'Big Cajun' System Aimed at Decarbonizing Offshore Oil Operations

Mar 02, 2022

Hydrokinetic energy company Waterotor International Corp. on Tuesday unveiled its 20MW hybrid ocean energy-generating system aimed at decarbonizing offshore oil and gas operations.The megarotor system design called “The Big Cajun” was unveiled…

TotalEnergies Makes 'Significant' Oil and Gas Find Offshore Suriname

Feb 21, 2022

TotalEnergies said Monday it has made a significant new oil and associated gas discovery at the Krabdagu-1 well offshore Suriname. Made in the central area of offshore Block 58, the discovery follows previous discoveries at Maka, Sapakara, Kwaskwasi and Keskesi…

Guyana, Suriname, Brazil Energy Alliance Talks Postponed as Bolsonaro's Mother Dies

Jan 21, 2022

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro cut short his first official visit to neighboring Guyana on Friday after his mother died, meaning talks on a planned South American energy alliance would be postponed.Bolsonaro said his mother Olinda Bonturi…

Suriname Will Give Brazil's Petrobras Priority in Oil Exploration - Bolsonaro

Jan 21, 2022

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that Suriname will give Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras priority in the exploration of oil and gas reserves recently discovered off-shore.Bolsonaro spoke by webcast to supporters in Brazil from Paramaribo…

Brazil, Guyana, and Suriname In Energy Alliance Push

Jan 20, 2022

The heads of state of Brazil, Guyana, and Suriname this week will take the first steps toward forging an infrastructure that would better share the neighboring South American countries' energy and natural resources.Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro…

Brazil's Bolsonaro to Visit Suriname and Guyana to Discuss Oil Cooperation

Jan 19, 2022

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will visit Suriname and Guyana on Thursday and Friday for talks on economic cooperation following recent discoveries of oil and gas by Brazil's two neighbors, the foreign ministry said on Monday.Bolsonaro and the presidents of Suriname…

Suriname: TotalEnergies Extends Maersk Valiant Drillship Contract

Jan 14, 2022

French oil company TotalEnergies has exercised an option to have Maersk Drilling's drillship Maersk Valiant drill one more well in Block 58 off the coast of Suriname.The contract extension is planned to last 100 days, with work beginning in March 2022…

Tullow Leaves Suriname

Nov 18, 2021

Suriname has been described as the next big thing in the offshore oil and gas exploration world, as its proximity to Guyana where ExxonMobil has discovered around 10 billion barrels of oil so far has led oil companies, including ExxonMobil,…

ExxonMobil Books Stena Forth Drillship for Canada Offshore Well

Nov 18, 2021

U.S. oil major ExxonMobil has awarded a drilling contract to drilling contractor Stena Drilling for the Stena Forth drillship.ExxonMobil will use the drilling rig for operations offshore Eastern Canada, in the second half of 2022. The contract is for one firm well…

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