BW Offshore is pleased to announce the successful drilling and completion of the DTM-3 appraisal well located at the Tortue field, within the Dussafu License, offshore Gabon.
The operation followed the previously announced drilling and completion of the DTM-2H horizontal production well which targeted the Dentale D6 reservoir. Future planned operations include an additional horizontal development well, the DTM-3H, which will target the Gamba Sandstone formation in the central part of the field.
"The appraisal well confirms the high quality of the Tortue field and gives us further confidence in the upside potential of the Dussafu License", said Carl K. Arnet, CEO of BW Offshore. "We continue to execute on the development plan towards first oil in the second half of 2018 as planned."
The DTM-3 appraisal wellbore 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. The key objectives for the appraisal well were achieved, including:
Source: BW Offshore
Date: May 14, 2018