Suriname’s offshore sector might be buzzing after recent high-profile oil discoveries, but state-run oil company Staatsolie has also had success in attracting investors to an open-door investment opportunity for onshore areas.

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Next year, UK-based Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) will drill and test in the Weg naar Zee area, and Trinidad & Tobago’s Decker Petroleum will drill several wells on the Nickerie area, according to Brian Glover, vice president of the offshore division at Staatsolie.