E&P BW Energy has made an oil discovery in the Hibiscus North exploration well (DHBNM-1) in the Dussafu block off Gabon.
The well is located approximately 6 km north-northeast of the Hibiscus DHIBM-1 discovery well at approximately 115 meters water depth.
The company announced the drilling of the well on July 28, 2021. The well will be drilled to a total expected depth of approximately 3,500 m.
BW Energy said Tuesday the discovery is expected to add to the previously announced gross recoverable resource estimate for the block, which is currently estimated at around 105 million gross barrels.
During drilling operations at Hibiscus North, the Gamba was encountered at a depth of 2794 m and encountered about 13.5 m from the oil reservoir in the sandstone of the Upper Gamba. The determination of the overall hydrocarbon column is pending open hole wireline logging operations, which will be carried out after the well is drilled to the expected total depth.
BW Energy also added that the Borr Norve Jack-up was continuing drilling operations to intersect secondary targets of the exploration well in the deeper Dentale formation.
After reaching full depth, logging and oil discovery assessment operations will be undertaken, followed by drilling of a side track to delineate the field.