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November 30, 2021

Ruche Cluster Conventional Oil Field, Gabon

By Carmen

Ruche Cluster is a producing conventional oil field located in shallow water in Gabon and is operated by BW Energy Gabon. The field is located in block Dussafu and Ruche, with water depth of 390 feet.

Two expansion projects are associated with the Ruche Cluster conventional oil field, namely Ruche Phase 1 (Hibiscus and Ruche) and Ruche Phase 2 (Hibiscus and Ruche). The expansion projects are currently in the approval and feasibility stage, targeting start-up during 2022 – 2024.

Field participation details

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

Production from Ruche Cluster

The Ruche Cluster conventional oil field recovered 8.96% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production expected in 2024. The peak production will approximately 41.85 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2035. The field currently accounts for approximately 7% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 108.77 Mmboe, comprised of 108.77 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: Aquaterra Energy, Wah Seong and Zentech

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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.


Information on the field is sourced from GlobalData’s fields database that provides detailed information on all producing, announced and planned oil and gas fields globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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