Apache Kolibrie wildcat, offshore Suriname, failed to hit commercial hydrocarbons. Kolibrie is in Block 53, about 80mi off Suriname. Block 53 covers an area of some 3509 square kilometres, and 500-1800 metres water depth. The Noble Bob Douglas drillship has been released from the location, according to Upstream.
Apache holds a 45% interest in the 3509 square kilometre block, the other partners include Spanish operators, Cepsa and Malaysia’s state-owned Petronas.
According to Upstream, due to the finds by Exxon in the Guyana Suriname basin, the well was seen as an important test of the extent of the emerging offshore oil trend in that area.
Kolibrie is Apache’s second non-commercial well on its Suriname acreage. The company drilled its Popokai-1 well in Block 53 in 2015. Apache also has drilling rights to Block 58 in Suriname. Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname and Apache signed a production sharing contract for the exploration, development and production of offshore Block 58 in June 2015. Block 58 is located approximately 200km northwest off the coast of Paramaribo, in water depths of 55 to 2,250 meters. It runs along the maritime border with Guyana and is adjacent to the Stabroek block which houses ExxonMobil’s significant Liza discovery.