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BW Energy completes second production well in Tortue field

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BW Energy has announced the successful completion of the second production well of the Tortue Phase 2 development.

The DTM-5H well marks the completion of the first of two new well clusters on the Tortue field which will be tied back to the FPSO BW Adolo and boost oil output.

First production from the completed cluster, consisting of the DTM-4H and DTM-5H production wells, is planned for March 2020. The second cluster, also consisting of two wells, is expected to be in production by June 2020. The Tortue development will upon completion of Phase 2 have six wells producing an estimated total of 17 300 – 21 600 bpd gross for 2020, compared with 11 800 bpd gross on average produced in 2019.

“We are pleased to be on plan and budget for the completion of our current well programme. This will give us a substantial increase in production over the coming two quarters”, said Carl K. Arnet, CEO of BW Energy.

DTM-5H was drilled with the Borr Norve jackup rig in 116 m of water depth as a horizontal production well in the Gamba reservoir. A long horizontal section of good quality oil-saturated Gamba sands was penetrated and completed and the subsea tree installed ready for hook up. The rig has now moved on location and spud the DTM-6H, and will drill the fifth and sixth development wells in the Tortue field.

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