London-listed Kosmos Energy has announced that with its partner it will re-spud the exploration Anapai-1 well in Block-45 offshore Suriname after it encountered stability issues during the initial drilling.
The well design has been reconfigured to address the issues previously encountered. Anapai-1A is expected to spud imminently, and will take approximately 50 to 60 days to drill with results expected early in the third quarter.
Kosmos said that its share of the costs incurred to date on drilling the Anapai well is approximately US$20 million.
In Block 42 the partnership is finalising the first of up to three independent tests of prospects in the block. This includes the Pontoenoe prospect, which is similar to and along trend from the discoveries in Guyana. Kosmos anticipates drilling starting in the third quarter of this year.
Kosmos holds rights in the Block 45 and Block 42 contract areas under production sharing contracts with the Government of Suriname’s Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname.
Kosmos (50 per cent) is the exploration operator of Block 45 and is joined by its partner Chevron (50 per cent). Kosmos (33.33 per cent) is the exploration operator of Block 42 and is joined by its partners Chevron (33.33 per cent) and Hess Corporation (33.33 per cent).