US independent Apache is already eyeing development plans for the first two discoveries on its Block 58 off Suriname, with a third well currently under way.

An appraisal plan for the breakthrough Maka Central-1 find, announced in January, is expected to be finalised in the second quarter, and the company is looking ahead to executing development within the next four to five years.

The Maka Central and Sapakara wildcats have tested multiple stacked targets in the Upper Cretaceous-aged Campanian and Santonian intervals and both discoveries were described as highly significant in terms of both oil quality and volume.