The French olieconcern the Total, and the American jointventurepartner Apache is a third major part of the olievondst off the coast of Suriname is done. That made the Apache the on Wednesday well-known.
According to the Apache, in the oil and gas is of good quality. "This is the best oil we've drilled into it, with the greatest amount of oil, and is of good quality," said Apache CEO John Christmann. In the coming weeks there will be further tests on the oil to be carried out.
The oil was found at a depth of about 6 km. In the area where the discovery was made, is 1.4 million hectares (ha) in size. Earlier in the year, there are already discoveries have been made. Apache has not disclosed how much oil there is around the field to pick them up.
In January, the first field in front of the Suriname coast, was discovered in april, followed by a second field. The price of oil over the past period of time low, as a result of reduced demand and too much supply. The coronacrisis the price of a barrel of Us crude for the first time, is negative.