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The Assignment / Client’s Problem

  • Our client a multi-national E&P company was looking to enter Suriname through the acquisition of interests in offshore exploration blocks
  • The company was looking for an integrated subsurface study at the basin scale to identify high graded blocks and consequently the best farm-in exploration opportunities

Westwood’s Approach & Analysis

  • Project was based on a data pack provided by the government of Suriname.
  • Basin evolution, regional  mapping  using gravity, magnetic  and seismic data and key wells, source rock distribution and plays definition
  • Play fairway analysis and identification of technical success factors and play risks
  • Thermal history modelling to understand charge and petroleum systems
  • Common Risks Segment Mapping, identification of prospective areas (‘sweet spots’, traffic light mapping)
  • Risked leads inventory and volumetric estimates
  • Prepared integrated project report and held review workshops with our client

The Outcome & Benefit

  • Westwood delivered  a  comprehensive  technical  study,  within  the  agreed budget and time frame
  • Provided offshore Suriname ‘sweet spots’ (high-graded blocks), risked prospects and volumetric estimates to the client
  • Our client then asked Westwood to undertake a further similar study on the conjugate margin in West Africa