The Suriname-Guyana Basin is characterized by the presence of a world-class ACT (Albian Cenomanian Turonian) source rock of the Canje Formation. This source rock is the lateral equivalent of the La Luna shale in Venezuela and Naparima Hill in Trinidad. Oil from this source has been produced from the Tambaredjo, Calcutta and Tambaredjo Northwest oil-fields onshore Suriname. This source rock also seemed to have sourced the recent major discoveries in the deep offshore of Suriname.
Characteristics of the Canje Formation: