"This will be the third of our rigs to work in Block 52 and we look forward to getting the Voyager back in action in early 2024.”
Vice president of exploration Mohd Redhani Abdul Rahman said the success would “drive further exploration for commercially viable hydrocarbon resources in the surrounding areas”.
“For me, it’s easier to develop offshore projects than onshore projects. Onshore there are stakeholders, who are more complex to manage.”
Total has two rigs working in Namibia, with the Tungsten Explorer and the Deepsea Mira. A recent update from Vantage Drilling reported Total had extended the contract on the Tungsten Explorer into the second quarter of 2024.
The $9 billion project would aim to produce these fields, through subsea wells, to an FPSO. The facility would be around 150 km off the Suriname coast, with the reserves in water depths ranging from 100 to 1,000 metres.
The French supermajor said it expected to pay $400 million under the UK Energy Profits Levy (EPL) in the fourth quarter, bringing the full-year impact of the windfall tax to an expected $1bn.
Explorers are “taking a measured view and holding budgets and activity steady whilst trying to improve overall exploration efficiency”, Westwood said.
Transocean (NYSE: RIG) has unveiled a pair of UK North Sea contract wins as part of a clutch of global awards worth $488m.
APA Corp has discovered oil offshore Suriname on Block 53, while abandoning another well on Block 58.
E&P company APA Corporation has announced the closing of two US transactions, generating net proceeds of around $1 billion.
TotalEnergies and APA Corp. have made a “significant” oil and associated gas discovery offshore Suriname, on Block 58.
TotalEnergies has chosen to exercise an option with Maersk Drilling for another well in Block 58, offshore Suriname.
Uganda’s Parliament may not approve the Lake Albert development until the end of the year, pushing the final investment decision (FID) into early 2022.
Suriname has named Chevron, TotalEnergies and Qatar Petroleum (QP) as submitting the best bids for blocks under the 2020-21 bid round.
Apache and Total have halted drilling on the Keskesi East-1 discovery well off Suriname due to “substantial pressure increases”.
ExxonMobil’s Bulletwood-1 well offshore Guyana found reservoirs but no commercial hydrocarbons.
An Aberdeen-based drilling contractor has launched a petition urging the UK Government to give oil workers returning from overseas a full quarantine exemption.
The Guyana-Suriname basin is helping drive a “surge” of oil rig demand in South America, bucking the global trend of depressed activity, according to new analysis.
IHS Markit expects companies to drill 38 high impact wells this year.
French energy giant Total has confirmed the award to Maersk Drilling of contracts worth $100 million for its exploration and appraisal campaign in Suriname's Block 58.
Total and Apache have announced a fourth discovery at Block 58, offshore Suriname.
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Fugro has clinched a contract with Malaysian oil firm Petronas for positioning services for an exploration programme in the Guyana-Suriname Basin.
Petronas has made a first discovery offshore Suriname, in Block 52, at the Sloanea-1 exploration well.
Total has picked Maersk Drilling to supply two rigs for an exploration and appraisal project off Suriname as part of a deal worth around $100 million.