French supermajor TotalEnergies and US independent APA Corporation are considering the joint development of a pair of sizeable deep-water discoveries offshore Suriname after progress with ongoing appraisal activities on Block 58.

The two companies have made a series of finds in Block 58 offshore Suriname over the past three years and were moving swiftly with conceptual studies for a development using a floating production, storage and offloading unit, but a mixed bag of appraisal results and the need to reassess seismic data delayed project sanction.