Ruche Cluster is a producing conventional oil field located in shallow water in Gabon and is operated by BW Energy Gabon. According to GlobalData, who tracks more than 34,000 active and developing oil and gas fields worldwide, the field is located in block Dussafu and Ruche, with water depth of 390 feet. Buy the profile here.

An expansion project is associated with the Ruche Cluster, namely the Ruche Phase 2 (Hibiscus and Ruche). This project is currently in the feasibility stage, expected to start in 2024.

Field participation details

The field is owned by BW Energy, Gabonese Republic and Panoro Energy.

Production from Ruche Cluster

The Ruche Cluster conventional oil field recovered 17.69% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production expected in 2024. The peak production will approximately 41.56 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2034. The field currently accounts for approximately 6% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 87.05 Mmboe, comprised of 87.05 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate. Ruche Cluster conventional oil field reserves accounts 0.02% of total remaining reserves of producing conventional oil fields globally.

Contractors involved in the Ruche Cluster conventional oil field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Ruche Cluster project as follows.

Other Contractors: Wah Seong, Aquaterra Energy and Zentech

About BW Energy Gabon

BW Energy Gabon SA (BW Energy) is a floating production services provider to the oil and gas industry. The company is headquartered in Gabon.

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