According to a report in Upstream, U.S. player, Kosmos Energy, has drilled a second duster off Suriname at the Pontoenoe-1 wildcat in Block 42. The well will now be plugged and abandoned, and the well results integrated into the ongoing evaluation of the remaining prospects in Kosmos’ acreage position. 

The exploration well was drilled in 2,497 metres of water by the drillship Ensco DS-12 to a final depth of 6194 metres but failed to discover hydrocarbons. This comes after Kosmos drilled a dry hole with the Anapai-1 probe on Block 45 in June 2018.