BW Energy produces first oil from Hibiscus-Ruche Phase I

April 10, 2023
BW Energy has produced first oil from Hibiscus-Ruche Phase 1 in the Dussafu license offshore Gabon.

BW Energy produced first oil from Hibiscus-Ruche Phase 1 in the Dussafu license offshore Gabon. Installation of the gas lift compressor is ongoing on the BW Adolo FPSO with focus on commissioning and start-up following first oil.

Production from the first well is in line with expectations and is currently producing about 6,000 b/d, the company said in a release Apr. 10. 

The Phase 1 drilling campaign targets four Hibiscus Gamba and two Ruche Gamba wells which are expected to add about 30,000 b/d total oil production when all wells are completed in early 2024. The wells will be drilled by the Borr Norve jackup rig.

The DHIBM-3H well was drilled to a depth of 3,883 m into the Gamba sandstone reservoir on Hibiscus field (OGJ Online, April. 3, 2023). Drilling operations commenced at the start of the year following installation of the production infrastructure, risers, and pipelines. Oil produced at Hibiscus-Ruche is transported by pipeline to the BW Adolo FPSO for processing and storage 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%).