Borr starts development drilling at Tortue oil field offshore Gabon

Borr Drilling’s jackup Borr Norve has spudded the DTM-2H production well on the Tortue oil field offshore southern Gabon, according to Panoro Energy.

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OSLO, Norway – Borr Drilling’s jackup Borr Norve has spudded the DTM-2H production well on the Tortue oil field offshore southern Gabon, according to Panoro Energy.

Tortue, part of theDussafu Marin production-sharing contract (PSC), is 50 km (31 mi) offshore in a water depth of around 116 m (380 ft). It contains oil in two main sandstone reservoirs – the Gamba and the Dentale D6.

BW Energy Dussfau operates the PSC.

DTM-2H is being drilled as a horizontal well targeting the Dentale D6 reservoir at 3,140 m (10,302 ft) TVD subsea.

It will then be completed as a gas-lifted, subsea oil production well with a 500-m (1,640-ft) horizontal drain. The program should be completed within 70 days, after which the rig will drill the DTM-3 pilot hole to appraise the northwest of the Tortue field in both the Gamba and Dentale reservoirs.

Thereafter, it will drill the DTM 3-H production well targeting the Gamba reservoir at Tortue.

02/06/2018

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