BW investigating temporary gas-lift solution for Tortue offshore Gabon

Jan. 26, 2022
BW Energy’s Tortue field in the Dussafu Marin permit offshore Gabon delivered about 1.1 MMbbl of oil in 4Q 2021.

Offshore staff

OSLO, NorwayBW Energy’s Tortue field in the Dussafu Marin permit offshore Gabon delivered higher production in 4Q 2021 of around 1.1 MMbbl of oil, mainly due to the start-up of two Tortue Phase 2 wells.

However, a shortage of gas lift capacity continued to impact operations, with stable production from four of the field’s six wells.

During an imminent 12-day annual maintenance shutdown, the company will assess stopgap measures for improving gas lift capacity until a permanent compressor is installed, probably late this year.