A consortium including Qatar Petroleum (QP) has been awarded two offshore blocks in Suriname, under Production Sharing Contracts as part of the recent Suriname offshore bid round. QP announced it recently. (Map quoted from QP’s news release)


The winning bids in the competitive round were announced by Suriname’s State Oil Company, Staatsolie. A consortium comprising Qatar Petroleum (20%), TotalEnergies (Operator - 40%) and Staatsolie (40%) were awarded the right to explore shallow water Blocks 6 and 8, which are immediately adjacent to the prolific Block 58 discoveries.


Located in the southern part of offshore Suriname, close to the border with Guyana, the adjacent Blocks 6 and 8 lie immediately south of block 58 in shallow waters, with depths ranging between 30 and 65 meters. The two blocks cover a combined area of approx. 2,750 sq kms.