OSLO, Norway – Panoro Energy has issued an update on development drilling activities at its fields offshore West Africa.
Last year, operator Trident Energy drilled and completed two new infill wells at the Okume complex offshore Equatorial Guinea, both of which are now onstream. However, a third infill well in the campaign had to be plugged due to downhole issues, although Trident intends to re-enter the well in the future with a revised design for the completion.
Further programs under way include additional workover activity, and more development wells could be drilled next year onwards.
In the Dussafu Marin permit offshore Gabon, two wells at the Tortue field remain shut in due to gas lift capacity constraints. But the Hibiscus/Ruche Phase 1 development is on schedule for first oil in Q4 2022.
Late last year, Panoro resolved issues concerning its Sfax Offshore permit with the Tunisian authorities, and the license period has now been renewed for a year.