26. Guyana Basin: How to find a giant oil field by exploring for water.

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26. Guyana Basin: How to find a giant oil field by exploring for water. V.010518

The Guyana Basin has become both ” cool ” and hot since the 2015 Liza discovery offshore.

Based on the unique petroleum system(s) in the Guyana Basin one can only be convinced that the Guyana Basin is an awakening oil giant.

In 1965 the first giant field was already found onshore, the Tambaredjo field.

Not noticed by a majority of explorers.

Fifty years later in 2015 followed by the recent giant elephant discoveries of ExxonMobil in nearby Guyana.

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” Birth Announcement ” of a Massive Oil Region: on behalf of ” Guyana Basin “.

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Birth Tambaredjo Giant Field – Taken from Th.E.Wong et al. p. 383, 1998 – MCAL

In 1965 Guyana Basin proudly announced the birth of its first giant field (unnoticed by the majority of explorers) in onshore Suriname:

Name: Tambaredjo.

Weight: Billion barrel oil field

Father: Geological and Mining Service, GMD (ir. Hugo Coleridge, discoverer). Paleocene, Saramacca Fm. sands at a depth of 150 – 425 metres. Also in Miocene, Coesewijne Fm. sands.

Mother: Canje Formation, U-Cretaceous, Cenomanian source rock (extended Tethys Ocean, Continental Margin family of La Luna, Querecual and Naparima Hill formations).

Place: Tambaredjo, Calcutta, Saramacca district, Suriname.

Time: 13 October, 1965.

Details:

A. Tambaredjo oil is not lazy or obtuse at all.

The newly born and expelled petroleum at a young age already managed to travel (migrate) all alone. Using only its genetic buoyancy instinct. As navigator in the dark, unknown subsurface.

Covering a super long distance (ca. 200 km – ” Olympic Gold Medal, Neogene-Super Long-Distance-Subsurface-Walking “) while pro-actively searching for a suitable home (reservoir). That could provide a safe, leakproof roof (Paleocene shale) and spacious, interconnected pores as confortable habitat. Finally well-received in the fluvial-deltaic Palaeocene T-sands and Miocene Coesewijne, in the most up-dip part of the basin.

Suriname – ” Tambaredjo giant field: Welcome to my place, this is where I live, this is my cozy petroleum habitat ” – Source & credit: SOM & Austinbridgeporth FIG. 9 – MCAL – http://www.geoexpro.com/articles/2016/10/suriname-new-technology-unlocks-hydrocarbon-potential

Onshore, Tambaredjo?

The ultimate spot, where nowadays one would dare to wildcat with a first oil well in the prolific Guyana Basin. As a most sophisticated and learned digital explorationist. With all the present day information available on the workstation.

A most adventurous migration history, still unlocked and untold by Mr. Tambaredjo.

When and who did you visit since you left the kitchen of mother Canje Fm.? Where did you temporarily camp on route? Which stratigraphic fairways and tectonic shortcuts did you take? Who in addition facilitated your long voyage. How much weight did you gain (lose), decending from 45 to 16 degrees API and 500-cp, low vanadium and sulphur oil ?  Did you earlier split up with your family, if yes, where are they now located. What was the time schedule  of your voyage? When did you depart and arrive? Do you represent only one generation or multiple generations? As a migrant, from – 5000 m. to -180 m.?

Before obtaining definite shelter. Voyaging from mother’s Canje Formation kitchen deep offshore towards Palaeocene T-sands.

Migration history easily unveiled ??

Following 18 will all give you a geologically democratic, interesting and most valid answer. The convincing answer. Part of…

Accompanied by splendid migration maps and traffic arrows, indicating the petroleum where to walk. Like a Tom Tom Navigator. Authentic geo-art using all the colours of the rainbow, to make migration and accumulation visually more pleasant.

BasinMod1D, BasinMod 2D, BasinMod3D, MigriX, IFE-MIG3D-BAS, ZetaWare Trinity, PetroMod, Temis2D, Temis3D, TemisFlow, CougarFlow, OilTracers, Charge Risk, Gussow fill-spill, In-Reservoir Alteration, Biodegradation, Biomarkers etc. etc..

Of course.

Do not forget to analyse why the provided pre-drill “truth” unfortunately proved to be “false”, post-drill and post-mortem.

After drilling the bone and astonishing bone dry, some 200 million US$ hole(s). Without a single ppm of petroleum. The mud loggers, mud logging unit and gas chromatograph had a most boring and lousy time on the rig. Such as in…..guess yourself which one(s).

Post-Mortem ?

Where myself I was happy to learn the best lessons in my career. This as I have been in charge of having to write and present them for more than a decade. A close look in the mirror. R.I.P’s. This time without make-up, without tricks and treats.

” High impact discovery well to-be ” ?

B. Discovered by accident while prospecting for water (….very sorry about that grotesque mistake….).

C. Carrying out a water-drilling project to supply water to a nearby school and village (….our sincere excuses…but…unfortunately we found a giant oilfield….instead of the clean and abundant water we promised you all for your little cozy school in Tambaredjo village).

D. I am in production since 1982. About 115 MMbo produced from 3 oil fields, 87 MMbo remaining reserves, 17,000 bopd production currently.

E. I do have an intrinsic preference for structural basement highs and additional structural elements. The Calcutta Uplift and the E-W Tambaredjo, NE-SW Broederschap, NE-SW Weg near Zee major fault systems. Basement-rooted (and Cretaceous-post-Albian inversion originated) faults that terminate in the Eocene and Miocene.

Tambaredjo Giant Field & Bakhuis High
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Tambaredjo Giant Field & Bakhuis High

F. In the offshore area, such as Block 45 ? Find out by yourself. I do not reveal all my secrets so easily. (P.D. @ June 2018: Anapai well, Block 45, P&A).

I am hard-to-get.

Exploration tip and discovery moral ??

So now and then, dare to drill pro-actively for water, if you wish to find oil (elephants).

As a matter of fact one most often pro-actively explores for oil, and finds only water (euphemistically called “technical discovery wells”, the proof for existence of reservoir rocks).

Birth of its second and third giant fields was announced by the arrival of Guyanese twin-sisters Liza and Payara. In 2015 and 2017.

The continuing story will most certainly involve many, many more giant discoveries in the near future?

Suriname offshore license map - may 2018
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Suriname offshore license map – may 2018

Prospects abound in both locations, offshore Guyana and Suriname, but a big question that remains in the discussion is how far the prospectivity of the Guyana-Suriname Basin extends across the border into Suriname.

Note at May 30, 2018: Please see my updated blog on Anapai-1A well in Chapter Petroleum Exploration, Blog 27. This blog is from 1 may 2018.

Present Anapai-1 well (Lower Cretaceous fan prospect) spudded beginning of April 2018, by Kosmos/Hess in Block 45, is rather low profile and without bold predictions in the press.

The first ” main ” discovery offshore Suriname? Hopefully, could very well be, a prospect on the west flank of the Demerara High, fingers XX.

The SE-NW seismic cross section very well illustrates the types of play that can be expected, as in Block 45. Such as the Lower Cretacous fans, that were mainly fed by the eastern area, now occupied by the Demerara High. They are fragmented by the west dipping, gravitational fault blocks on the west flank of the Demerara High. Making it structural traps with an important stratigraphic fan element.

Block 45 Kosmos/Chevron - Anapai 1 well - april 2018
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Block 45 Kosmos/Chevron – Anapai 1 well – april 2018
Offshore Suriname - SW-NE section - from Demerara High to deep offshore - Playtypes
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Offshore Suriname – SW-NE section – from Demerara High to deep offshore – Playtypes – Taken from Staatsolie website
Offshore Suriname - Playtypes
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Offshore Suriname – Playtypes

Suriname nearshore potential.

The potential for Suriname is significant according to Tom Ketele, nearshore drilling project manager for Staatsolie. The country, with more than 30 years of onshore production, has onshore crude reserves to sustain it for the next 15 years, he said. By developing its ultra-shallow nearshore resource potential, the country will be able to extend those reserves significantly.

Staatsolie has identified and ranked 15 prospects, some stacked, in water depths of 5 m to 30 m offshore. The company has plans to drill a 10-well exploratory campaign from April 2019 to December 2019, he said.

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