BW Energy has announced that the hook-up of the DTM-6H and DTM-7H production wells at its Dussafu Marin Permit offshore Gabon has been completed and handover to production operations made. DTM-7H (Gamba formation) was brought online yesterday, while DTM-6H (Dentale formation) is expected online in the coming days.
Both wells form part of the four additional production wells drilled as part of the Tortue Phase 2 project and tied-back to the FPSO BW Adolo. Out of these four wells, DTMH-4 and DTMH-5 had already been brought on stream in early 2020 and are producing.
However, DTMH-6 and DTMH-7 formed part of a second cluster initially scheduled for completion in June 2020 but delayed because of the Covid19 pandemic. Drilling resumed only in April 2021 while gross projected investment forecast for Tortue Phase 2 had to be cut from $275m to $238m.
“The Tortue Phase 2 development was completed below budget and within the revised timeframe. We look forward to the production growth following first oil from the two wells. Operationally we will now focus on stabilisation of the production and wrapping up the project activities.”Carl K. Arnet, the CEO of BW Energy
Gross production averaged about 9,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd) in Q3 2021 and currently stands at 11,500 bopd.
Source: BW Energy
In parallel to the completion of Tortue Phase 2, BW Energy is preparing to execute a third development phase with the Ruche Phase 1 project. It targets the Hibiscus and Ruche Fields located 20km northwest of the Tortue Field via the drilling of up to six horizontal production wells connected to a fixed wellhead platform, itself tied back to the existing BW Adolo FPSO. The drilling is expected to be split into four wells in the Hibiscus Field and two wells in the Ruche Field, all targeting the Gamba reservoir.
Full details on the development of the Dussafu Marin PSC are available in the “Projects” section within your Hawilti+ research terminal.