Atlantic Margins & Latin America


We are building a strategic footprint with optionality in underexplored emerging plays.

We are building a strategic footprint with optionality in underexplored emerging plays.

The Atlantic Margins and Latin America provide evidence of a working Mesozoic petroleum systems. Our focus in the region is on play diversity and multiple trapping geometries in emerging and frontier basins, which have the potential to deliver material exploration targets with line of sight to commerciality.

Currently Woodside holds exploration permits in Morocco, Ireland, Peru, Senegal and the Senegal/Guinea-Bissau Joint Development Zone*.

Woodside has recently completed an acquisition of ConocoPhillips’​ interests in Senegal. Read the full announcement h​ere.


Total acreage: 6,690 km2

BlockBasinWoodsideImpact Oil & GasEnterprise AGC SA
AGC Profond*Senegal/Guinea-Bissau Joint Development Zone (Offshore Senegal Basin)65% (operator)20%15%

 * Completion of the acquisition is subject to satisfaction of conditions precedent.​


Block​BasinWoodsideCairn Energy SenegalFAR Limited (Senegal)Petrosen Oil and Energy
Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore, Sangomar Deep OffshoreOffshore Senegal Basin35% 40% (operator)​15%10%



Total acreage: 4,717km2

FELs / LOs Basin Woodside Bluestack Energy Ltd Petrel Resources P/c      AzEire Ltd
5/13Porcupine Basin90% (operator)10%  
3/1485% (operator) 15% 
4/1485% (operator) 15% 
5/1460% (operator)       40%
​16/14*100% (operator)

* LO 16/14 is valid for two years from 1 March 2016, after which Woodside may apply for a one year extension or for it to be converted to a 15-year Frontier Exploration Licence (FEL).


Total acreage: 47,519km2

PermitBasinWoodsideChariot Oil & GasONHYM
Rabat Deep I - VIDoukkala Basin25%50% (operator)25%
Reconnaissance LicenceRabat Ultra Deep Offshore Area75% (operator)-25%



Total acreage: 12,417km2

BlockBasinWoodsidePluspetrol E&P S.A.
108Ucayali Basin35%65% (operator)