Planning is underway for an exploration campaign to be conducted at the Zanderij-1 prospect located at Block 42 offshore Suriname. The well, targeting both Campanian and Santonian aged reservoirs, will be spudded around the third quarter of this year.
“We see the acreage as a potential play extension from the Stabroek Block with similar play types and trap styles,” said President and Chief Operating Officer of Hess Corporation, Greg Hill.
Hess, Chevron and Block 42 operator Shell each have one-third interests in the block.
OilNOW understands the Maersk Voyager will carry out the one-well programme.
Block 42 ranges in water depth between approximately 2,000 and 2,500 meters and covers an area of over 6,000 square kilometres gross.