Gabon:BW Offshore Torque Appraisal Well Hits Oil
BW Offshore, an FPSO specialist turned oil company, has completed the appraisal well drilling at the Tortue field, offshore Gabon, hitting oil in targeted reservoirs.
The well, named DTM-3, was designed to appraise the western flank of the Tortue field attempting to extend the known distribution of hydrocarbon resources within the Gamba and Dentale formations.
BW Offshore said the well achieved the key objectives. It confirmed the presence of oil in the western flank of the Gamba formation which had previously been classified as contingent resources. This will likely lead to additional development drilling in this part of the field once evaluations are completed and necessary approvals obtained.
Furthermore, the well penetrated some 30 meters of a hydrocarbon-bearing reservoir within the Gamba and immediately underlying Dentale Subcrop Sandstones at a structural position matching the pre-drill estimate.
Also, BW Offshore said, the well, drilled to a total depth of 3550 meters, hit additional hydrocarbon-bearing reservoirs in the Dentale D2B and Dentale D6 reservoirs.
The Tortue field is one of four existing oil discoveries in the Dussafu Exclusive Exploitation Area (EEA) operated by BW Offshore’s subsidiary, BW Energy Gabon (BWEG) holds a 91.667 percent interest. Its partner Panoro holds an 8.33 percent interest.