Krabdagu-1: Extending the Play Eastwards in Suriname
TotalEnergies (with 50% partner APA Corp) announced in late February 2022 that their Block 58 well, Krabdagu-1, is a discovery, encountering ~90m net oil and gas pay in Campanian and Maastrichtian clastic reservoirs. Operations were carried out using the Maersk Valiant in 780m water depth, following completion work at Bonboni-1. Drilling and logging work is ongoing, and a DST will be performed. The well drilled to approximately 6,500m TD, a typical if challenging depth for most of the wells in this Upper Cretaceous Suriname play. The Krabdagu prospect has a similar seismic signature to the Sapakara and Keskesi wells. Krabdagu is the sixth exploration well on the block, following discoveries at Maka Central, Sapakara West, Kwaskwasi and Keskesi East. The Bonboni-1 well encountered 16m net oil pay, but is considered non-commercial, and Keskesi South, located nearby, missed the target. Appraisal is ongoing and a development is expected here soon. TotalEnergies has further acreage to the south, APA to the north-east, while Petronas are chasing similar targets to the east in Block 52.
Author: Ian Blakeley, Nventures