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Norwegian Operator Claims “Substantial Oil Discovery” In Gabon, Extending the Hibiscus Field Further North

By Macson Obojemuinmoin

Oslo listed BW Energy has announced “a substantial oil discovery with good reservoir quality” in the DHIBM-7P pilot well drilled to appraise the northern flank of the Hibiscus field, in the Dussafu licence, offshore Gabon.

BW did not provide figures for the find, but it declares its “plans to complete the well as a production well later in 2024”.

It says that its preliminary evaluation indicates a notable increase in both the volume of oil in place and gross recoverable reserves.

“As final data becomes available, technical personnel will be engaged in updating the analysis for publication of the uplift at a future date”.

The DHIBM-7P pilot was drilled from the MaBoMo production platform to a total depth of 3,941 metres. The target area is located approximately 1.5 kilometres north-northwest of the MaBoMo and was drilled by the Borr Norve jack-up rig. Evaluation of logging data, sample examination and formation pressure measurements confirm approximately 24 metres of pay in an overall hydrocarbon column of 37 metres. Notably, the hydrocarbon column extends across the boundary between the Gamba and the underlying Dentale formation. This is the first example of a common Gamba-Dentale hydrocarbon accumulation in Hibiscus Field.

“This is yet another confirmation of the significant potential of the Dussafu licence, which BW Energy is rapidly unlocking through low-cost and low-risk development activity,” said Carl K. Arnet, CEO of BW Energy.

The next operation will be to place a production well (DHBSM-2H) in the northern flank of the Hibiscus South field that was recently successfully appraised.


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