BW Energy Ltd. started production from its second Hibiscus-Ruche Phase 1 development well in the Dussafu license offshore Gabon. Production has been in line with expectations and has stabilized at about 6,000 b/d. DHIBM-4H was drilled as a horizontal well from the BW MaBoMo production jack-up to a total depth of 4,800 m into Gamba sandstone reservoirs on Hibiscus field.
The Borr Norve jackup started drilling Phase 1’s third production well (DHIBM-5H). The campaign targets four Hibiscus Gamba and two Ruche Gamba wells which are expected to add 30,000 b/d of total oil production when all are completed early 2024.
Oil produced at Hibiscus-Ruche is transported by pipeline to the BW Adolo FPSO for processing and storage before offloading to export tankers. BW Energy produced first oil from Hibiscus-Ruche earlier this year (OGJ Online, Apr. 10, 2023).
Separately, commissioning and testing of a second gas lift compressor is ongoing at BW Adolo. The compressor, which will support production from six wells in nearby Tortue field, is expected to begin its final commissioning phase in shortly and, once fully operational, will add another 3,000 b/d.
BW Energy Gabon is operator of the license (73.5%) with partners Panoro Energy (17.5%) and Gabon Oil Co. (9%).