BW Energy re-starts drilling campaign on Dussafu license, Gabon

BW Energy April 21BW Energy Limited has announced the re-start of a three-well drilling campaign on the Dussafu license offshore Gabon consisting of two exploration wells in the Hibiscus area and one production well on the Tortue field

The current campaign is set to start with the Hibiscus Extension appraisal well (DHIBM-2) which is located about 56km from the coast in 119 m water depth. The well is planned as a vertical well to test the northern extension of the Gamba reservoir of the already discovered Hibiscus field. If the well is found to be hydrocarbon-bearing, one or two appraisal side-tracks may be drilled to further delineate the field.

The appraisal well will provide new input to the ongoing Hibiscus/Ruche development project, which is currently based on the already discovered 46.1 million barrels gross 2P reserve at Hibiscus and the 24.1 mmbbl discovered at Ruche and Ruche North East.

The development project is planned to consist of a converted jack-up rig tied back to the FPSO with 12 development wells drilled in two phases, with first oil expected in the Q1 2023. 

“Working closely with the government of Gabon and our license partners, we are looking forward to unlocking the full potential from Hibiscus and continue our development of the successful Tortue field through this drilling programme. The company expects to generate material cash flow over the next decade from the continued development of Dussafu and to deliver significant value to Gabon and the license partnership,” said Carl K Arnet, CEO of BW Energy.

Following the DHIBM-2 well, the rig will move to drill the horizontal production well, DTM-7H, at the Tortue field. Once DTM-7H is completed and hooked up along with the previously drilled DTM-6H well, this will complete the phase two development of Tortue and will bring the total number of producing wells at Tortue to six wells.


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