Hibiscus extension well offshore Gabon finds oil

May 21, 2024
BW Energy’s pilot well to appraise the northern flank of the Hibiscus Field offshore Gabon has delivered strong results.

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway BW Energy’s pilot well to appraise the northern flank of the Hibiscus Field offshore Gabon has delivered strong results.

The jackup Borr Norve drilled the DHIBM-7P pilot from the MaBoMo production platform in the Dussafu license into a target area 1.5 km to the northwest, and to a TD of 3,941 m.

Analysis of logging data, samples and formation pressure measurements confirm about 24 m of pay in a 37-m hydrocarbon column that extends across the boundary between the Gamba and the underlying Dentale Formation.

It is the first proven instance of Gamba-Dentale hydrocarbon accumulation in the Hibiscus Field.

Next up in the current drilling campaign will be a production well (DHBSM-2H) in the northern flank of the recently appraised Hibiscus South Field, followed by a producer in the newly proven northern flank and well workovers.

According to partner Panoro Energy, this will mean a total of eight new production wells across the Hibiscus/Hibiscus South/Ruche fields.

Final operation in the campaign will likely be the Bourdon prospect test well (DBM-1).

05.21.2024

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