Apache makes new oil discovery in Suriname

Apache, the U.S. oil company, announced that it had made another discovery of oil in the Sapakara West-1 well, drilled in the coast of Suriname in block 58. In January of this year, the company had already announced a first discovery with Total SA, which was called “one of the most anticipated in the world.”

The Sapakara West-1 was drilled by the ship Noble Sam Croft at a defundidadde of about 6,300 meters. Samples were found of fluid, which were tested, and the results indicated at least 79 meters of oil and condensate gas at two intervals.

Block 58 comprises 1.4 million acres and offers a large beyond the discoveries in Sapakara West. Upon completion of these operations, the drilling vessel will move to the third prospectus of Block 58, called kwaskwasi.