Results from recent drilling operations on Suriname Block 53 were reported by APA Corporation (APA). The operator, APA Suriname, has a 45 percent working interest in the block, while Petronas has a 30% working interest and CEPSA has a 25% working interest.
APA has completed operations on the Rasper well in the northwestern area of the block. The well encountered water bearing reservoirs?in the Campanian and Santonian intervals, evaluation of the open hole well logs, and formation and reservoir fluid samples is ongoing.
The Noble Gerry de Souza drillship will be mobilizing to the next exploration prospect, Baja, in the southwestern corner of Block 53. Baja lies approximately 11 kilometers northeast of the recently announced Block 58 discovery at Krabdagu and will test Maastrichtian and Campanian targets.