MIAMI – Exploration in the Americas last year in 2020 held up better than expected.
Among the largest offshore discoveries were at Kwaskwasi offshore Suriname. Apache Corp. and partner Total have made what may be their largest oil discovery to date.
More than 50% of wells planned for 2021 will be offshore Suriname–Guyana. 70-90 high-impact exploration wells are expected to be completed in 2021, with activity concentrated in the second half of the year and around 50% of the wells offshore Mexico, Brazil, Suriname, Guyana, Canada, and US Gulf of Mexico.