Trident Energy completes gas lift system milestone offshore Equatorial Guinea

Trident Energy’s ongoing offshore campaign in Equatorial Guinea continues to progress with the successful installation this month of a new gas lift distribution unit (GLDU) at Ceiba. This notably follows the successful completion on the field of a deep offshore hot tapping operation in April this year, and the start of a three-well drilling campaign last June.

The installation of a new GLDU was necessary in order to replace the existing one where gas leaks were detected on the seabed four years ago when Trident Energy and Kosmos Energy acquired The Ceiba & Okume complex on Block G from Hess.

Ceiba and Okume are two of the Gulf of Guinea’s most attractive brownfield assets. Earlier this year, Panoro Energy completed its acquisition of Tullow Oil EG, securing in the process a 14.25% non-operated working interest in Block G.  

Ceiba relied on 16 production wells and 10 water injectors as of 2020 and its contract expires in 2029. On the other side, Okume relies on 32 production wells and 12 water injectors and its contract expires in 2034.

Source: Kosmos Energy

The 2021 drilling campaign focused on three new wells: Elon-C, Elon-A and Elon-D. Moving forward, production over 2023-25 could then be further increased if driven by facility upgrades, well workovers, perforation of behind pipe zones and infill drilling.

Full details on the Ceiba & Okume Fields Development (Block G) are available in the “Projects” section within your Hawilti+ research terminal.

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