OSLO, Norway — Operations have finished on the first production well of the Hibiscus/Ruche Phase 1 development in the Dussafu license offshore Gabon.
Operator BW Energy’s production team are finalizing preparations for startup and first oil from the DHIBM-3H well later this month.
Commissioning will then get underway of a new gas-lift compressor on the BW Adolo FPSO to support production from six existing producers on the Tortue Field.
The Borr Norve jackup drilled DHIBM-3H from the BW MaBoMo platform to a depth of 3,883 m in Gamba sandstone reservoir in the Hibiscus Field, with the well encountering good quality oil-saturated reservoir sands. The rig has since started drilling the second Hibiscus producer, DHIBM-4H.
Drilling operations started early this year with batch setting of conductors and surface casing on three Hibiscus wells, and a further three conductors have been batch set on slots planned for Ruche/Hibiscus fields. All six new wells should deliver about 30,000 bbl/d combined at peak.
Oil from the fields will be processed on the FPSO along with the established Tortue wellstream before offloading to oil tankers.
A 20-km pipeline connection between the BW MaBoMo and BW Adolo also has been commissioned and all facilities and infrastructure are ready to receive oil from the new Hibiscus Ruche wells as they are drilled and completed.