The Borr Drilling jackup Norve drilled the Hibiscus North exploration well (DHBNM-1) 6 km (3.7 mi) north-northeast of the Hibiscus discovery well DHIBM-1 in 115 m (377 ft) water depth. Planned TD is around 3,500 m (11,483 ft).
During drilling the well encountered the Gamba formation at a depth of 2,794 m (9,166 ft) with around 13.5 m (44 ft) of oil-bearing reservoir in the Upper Gamba sandstone.
At present drilling is progressing toward secondary targets in the deeper Dentale formation. Assessment of the overall hydrocarbon column is pending open-hole wireline logging operations which will be performed after drilling reaches TD, followed by a side track to delineate the field’s area.
BW Energy operates the Dussafu block in partnership with Panoro Energy and the Gabonese Oil Company.