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BW Energy starts production from well offshore Gabon

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BW Energy has announced that, as part of the Tortue Phase 2 field development offshore Gabon, hook-up of the final two production wells DTM-6H and DTM-7H has been completed and handover to production operations made.

The Gamba well DTM-7H was successfully brought online as of 19 October. The second well, DTM-6H in the Dentale formation, is scheduled to come onstream in the coming days. Current production prior to the two new production wells is around 11 500 bpd.

The Tortue development consists of six production wells, tied back to the FPSO BW Adolo, Completion of the DTM-6H and DTM-7H wells were suspended last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Tortue Phase 2 development was completed below budget and within the revised timeframe. We look forward to the production growth following first oil from the two wells. Operationally we will now focus on stabilisation of the production and wrapping up the project activities”, said Carl K. Arnet, CEO of BW Energy.

Gross production from the Tortue field averaged approximately 9000 bpd in 3Q21, amounting to a total gross production of 0.8 million barrels of oil for the period. The decrease in production compared to 2Q21 was mainly due to plant shutdowns and temporary operational issues. A shortage of gas lifting capacity also impacted production. A nitrogen generation unit has been installed on BW Adolo which has significantly improved production efficiency.

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