Side track confirms oil in Ruche North East offshore Gabon
Panoro Energy says the Ruche North East appraisal well has finished drilling in the Dussafu Marin PSC, offshore Gabon.
Late last month, the company announced an oil discovery in the presalt Gamba and Dentale reservoirs.
A subsequent side track (DRNEM-1ST1) to the northwest tested the lateral extent and structural elevation of both reservoirs.
It was drilled to TD in the Dentale of 3,600 m (11,811 ft), around 800 m (2,624 ft) from the original wellbore, encountering roughly 34 m (111 ft) of oil pay in the two reservoirs and oil shows in various other stacked sands.
The well will now be P&A’d, and the BW Energy-led joint venture will assess future production of these resources in the next development phases.
John Hamilton, CEO of Panoro, said: “WithTortue Phase 1 now in production, and planning for Phase 2 under way, the successive Ruche area discoveries provide the basis for future development phases to unlock the full potential of Dussafu over the next 20 years.”