Petronas, a Malaysian oil and gas company, today announced through its subsidiary Petrona’s Suriname E&P BV (PSEPBV) that it made its first hydrocarbon discovery in Suriname with the successful drilling of the Sloanea-1 exploration well in Block 52.
PSEPBV is the operator of block 52 and has a 50 percent interest, along with ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Suriname BV owning the remaining 50 percent.
“We are pleased with the positive results of the well. It will give Petronas the drive to continue to explore Suriname, one of our focus basins in the Americas. We look forward to further successful collaboration with our partner ExxonMobil and further strengthening our relationship with the Government of Suriname, as a solution partner, in making progress to bring clean and reliable energy to the market, ”said Emeliana Rice-Oxley , Vice President of Exploration, Upstream of Petronas.
Block 52, which covers an area of 4,749 km², is located north of the coast of Paramaribo and is located in the area of Suriname and Guyana, where several major discoveries of hydrocarbons have been made. The Sloanea-1 exploration well has been successfully drilled to a total depth of 4,780 meters using the Maersk Developer rig.