BW Energy completed drilling and completion operations on DHIBM-3H in the Dussafu license offshore Gabon. The production team will finalize preparations for production start-up, which is expected early this month.
The production well, the first of the Hibiscus-Ruche Phase 1 development campaign, was drilled from the BW MaBoMo jackup production platform to a depth of 3,883 m into the Gamba sandstone reservoir in Hibiscus field. Drilling results (drain length and reservoir properties) are in line with expectations, the company said in a release Apr. 3.
Commissioning and start-up of the new gas lift compressor will follow first oil activities on the BW Adolo FPSO.
Drilling operations began at the start of the year with batch setting of conductors and surface casing on three Hibiscus wells. In addition, an additional three conductors have been batch set on slots planned for Ruche-Hibiscus fields.
The drilling campaign followed installation of production infrastructure, risers, and pipeline (OGJ Online, Jan. 9, 2023). Oil produced at Hibiscus -Ruche will be processed on the FPSO together with established Tortue production before offloading to oil tankers.
BW Energy Gabon is operator of the Dussafu license (73.5%) with partners Panoro Energy (17.5%) and Gabon Oil Co. (9%).