BW produces first oil from second Tortue Phase 2 well

BW Energy  has produced first oil from the DTM-4H Gamba well drilled as part of Tortue Phase 2 development project in the Dussafu Marin Permit offshore Gabon.

BW Adolo FPSO; Source: BW Offshore

There are five oil fields within the Dussafu Permit: Moubenga, Walt Whitman, Ruche, Ruche North East, and Tortue. BW sanctioned the second phase of its Tortue development in November 2018, two months following the production start-up at the Tortue Phase 1.

BW said on Monday that the DTM-4H Gamba well successfully started production on March 7. Start of production from DTM-4H was only three days after first oil from the DTM-5H well.

Following the addition of the two wells, the overall field production continues to stabilize, with current output at approximately 20.0 kbopd gross.

“We are pleased to see production rates from the two new wells in line with our expectations,” said Carl K. Arnet, CEO of BW Energy.

DTM-4H and DTM-5H represent the first of two clusters in the Phase 2 project which consists of four production wells tied back to the FPSO BW Adolo. Drilling continues on the second cluster which is scheduled to begin production by June 2020.

Total production after completion of Phase 2 is projected to be 17.3 – 21.6 kbopd gross for 2020 from six producing wells, an increase from the 2019 average of 11.8 kbopd gross.

The Dussafu Marin JV consists of BW Energy (operator, 73.5% working interest), Tullow Oil (10% working interest), Gabon Oil Company (9% working interest) and Panoro Energy (7.5% working interest).

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