TotalEnergies potential oil development off Suriname

French energy giant TotalEnergies and its partner APA Corporation have completed the drilling and a flow test at an appraisal well in Block 58 offshore Suriname, encountering oil and adding additional resource potential towards establishing a black oil development hub. TotalEnergies’ partner, APA Corporation, announced the drilling and flow test results from the Sapakara South-2 (SPS-2) appraisal... Continue Reading →

Suriname’s Oil Boom Hits A $10 Billion Snag

(OP) A series of high-quality oil discoveries in Block 58 offshore Suriname combined with investment bank Morgan Stanley estimating that the block contains 6.5 billion barrels of oil sparked optimism that Suriname will replicate Guyana’s immense oil boom. This is bolstered by evidence that the U.S. Geological Survey grossly underestimated the Guyana-Suriname Basin’s oil resources. Disappointingly, after... Continue Reading →

Welligence Global Offshore Drilling Outlook

(OE) Welligence expects global offshore exploration drilling activity in 2023 to remain relatively steady year-on-year. The majors will drive much of the activity in their core regions, along with Petrobras, the world’s leading deepwater operator. And while there are far fewer independents active in the offshore today compared to 10 years ago, Welligence still anticipates... Continue Reading →

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