BW Energy is facing difficulties in hooking up a fifth production well drilled on its Dussafu Marin licence off Gabon due to manpower challenges related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The DTM-6H well — the third hole to be drilled under the second development phase of the Tortue field in the permit — was completed in March and was due to be connected to the BW Adolo floating production, storage and offloading vessel next month so that it could be brought on line.