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BW To Side-track Hibiscus Discovery

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

BW Offshore subsidiary, BW Energy, will proceed with a side-track of its DH1BM-1 well on the Dussafu Marin Permit, located offshore Gabon. The side-track of the well will confirm if the discovery is bigger than the company expected.

BW started drilling the Hibiscus Updip well (DHIBM-1) in mid-August using the Borr Norve jack-up drilling rig.

The well is located about 56 km offshore Gabon in 116-meters water depth. At the end of August, BW encountered hydrocarbons at the Hibiscus Updip prospect. The DHIBM-1 well was drilled on the Hibiscus Updip prospect and reached a total depth of 3,538 meters.

An oil discovery was made in the Gamba formation with an overall hydrocarbon column of 33 meters.

BW’s preliminary assessment indicates that the discovery may be larger than the gross pre-drill estimates of 12 million barrels of prospective resources. BW said that Hibiscus will be a separate development to the Ruche complex.