According to operator BW Energy, there were no hydrocarbons in the target Gamba reservoir, with logging results suggesting the Gamba formation is water wet.
The Norve continues drilling operations to intersect secondary targets for the appraisal well in the deeper Dentale formation.
After completing this operation, the rig will drill the DTM-7H production well at the Tortue field, followed by another exploration well on the Hibiscus North prospect.
The partners plan to analyze data from the DHIBM-2 well for integration into the larger Dussafu model in order to refine the exploration prospect inventory.
The DHIBM-1 well and its appraisal side track, drilled in 2019, discovered recoverable reserves in the Hibiscus structure estimated at 46.1 MMbbl.