French multinational oil and gas company Total is powering its operations offshore Suriname with fuel supplied by state oil company Staatsolie. Total, operator at Block 58, has made 4 discoveries at the 1.4-million-acre block, along with partner Apache.
“As of this month, Total uses our Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) in its Suriname offshore activities,” Staatsolie said. “On 7 and 8 May, we delivered 3,600 barrels of ULSD to the Bourbon Topaz. Staatsolie and Total have signed a long-term supply contract for monthly ULSD deliveries. This is a great opportunity to increase the use of our fuel offshore.”
Th Bourbon Topaz is providing supply services to Total’s operations offshore the South American country.
Total recently announced that it has exercised an option to add the drilling of one additional appraisal well at Block 58 to the work scope of the semi-submersible rig Mærsk Developer. The contract extension has an estimated duration of 100 days, with work expected to commence at the end of May in direct continuation of the rig’s previously agreed work scope.
Block 58 offers significant potential beyond the discoveries made to date. Total has identified at least seven distinct play types and more than 50 prospects within the thermally mature play fairway.