Providing an update on the development of the Sangomar field offshore Senegal, Paul Sullivan, Senior Vice President of Woodside Energy, provided an overview of the latest developments on the project.
Speaking on day two of the MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2022 conference on September 2, Paul Sullivan, Senior Vice President of Australian oil exploration and production company Woodside Energy, responsible for the development of the Sangomar field, provided a detailed overview of the latest developments of the project which, with first oil production scheduled for 2023, is expected to become Senegal’s first offshore oil development.
“At Woodside, we understand the importance of supporting strong local content and sustainable local supply chains that bring benefits to local communities,” said Sullivan, adding that “for the Government of Senegal, developing its resources in offshore hydrocarbons supports its aspiration to become an emerging economy by 2035.”
The construction of Sangomar’s floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) facility is well underway, with modules being progressively completed and installed on the upper part of the vessel. Labor and training of local Senegalese operators has begun, while the complex’s subsea system structures have all been built and transported to Dakar, building on existing logistics and supply services provided. by local companies and established contractors.
“The active participation of local industry and labor in the upstream oil and gas industry and the benefits they derive from it are critical to this success. The Sangomar joint venture has always been committed to bringing economic benefits to Senegal. As this is the first offshore development and a new industry for Senegal, a focused effort to target opportunities in the project timeline has resulted in substantial local content achievements across the chain. value of the project,” continued Mr. Sullivan.
Woodside currently has two drill rigs in the Sangomar field, the Ocean Blackhawk and the Ocean Blackrhino, working back to back to complete the batch drill program, with the first program already completed. .
Targeting approximately 230 million barrels of crude oil, the first phase of the Sangomar field development will include a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit, 23 subsea wells and supporting infrastructure. The FPSO vessel, moored in a water depth of 780 meters, will be able to process 100,000 barrels of crude oil per day, 130 million standard cubic feet of gas per day and will have a minimum capacity of 1,300,000 barrels of crude oil.
Located approximately 100 km south of Dakar in the Rufisque, Sangomar and Sangomar Deep blocks – supported by several experienced international drilling service providers in the Dakar region – the Sangomar field development contains oil and gas on a combined area of 7,490 km2 in the Senegalese part of the MSGBC basin.
Woodside, responsible for the development of the Sangomar field, is the operator of the joint venture, with an 82% stake, while the remaining 18% stake is held by the Senegalese state oil company, Petrosen.
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