Woodside took another major step in January 2020, taking final investment decision (FID) for the historic Sangomar Field Development Phase 1 and paving the way for targeted first oil in 2023.

“This is a very exciting milestone for Woodside as operator of the Sangomar Field Development,” says vice president Senegal Greg Mogan.

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“It’s the culmination of years of work by the Woodside teams in Perth and in Dakar.

“Our teams have worked tirelessly with the joint venture, contractors and the Government of Senegal to find the optimal commercial solution to develop the rich oil resources of the Sangomar Field.”

The joint venture comprises Woodside, Cairn Energy PLC, FAR Ltd and Petrosen - Senegal’s national oil company.

Formerly known as SNE, the oil field was recently renamed Sangomar during a meeting in Senegal between chief executive officer Peter Coleman and His Excellence the President of Senegal Macky Sall.

The Sangomar field is located in 800 metres of water approximately 100 km south of the country’s capital, Dakar, along the most Western part of Africa. It will be Senegal’s first offshore oil project and the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel will have a production capacity of approximately 100,000 barrels of oil per day.

In parallel to taking FID in January, Woodside, on behalf of the Sangomar joint venture, signed the Host Government Agreement with Mouhamadou Makhtar Cisse, Senegal’s Minister of Petroleum and Energy.
 
The execute phase of the Sangomar Field Development includes the drilling of 23 wells, construction and installation of the subsea network and the construction and installation of the FPSO.

The Phase 1 development will support more than 20 years of oil production and revenue linked to a network of subsea infrastructure designed to enable future expansions and tieback opportunities.

Taking FID was celebrated in late January in Dakar at an event hosted by Meg O’Neill, executive vice president Development, in the presence of Minister Cisse.

The event was attended by more than 100 stakeholders who celebrated with Woodside representatives, joint venture participants, government representatives and industry stakeholders.

Meg said it was an honour to be in Dakar to commemorate the FID milestone and she thanked the Woodside teams, the joint venture, the Minister and the Government of Senegal for their hard work.
 
On that same day Woodside also awarded a series of key contracts for the Sangomar Field Development including a purchase contract for the FPSO facility with Modec Inc; the subsea construction and installation contract with Subsea Integration Alliance (SIA); and the drill rig contract with Diamond Offshore.

The execute phase of the Sangomar Field Development includes the drilling of 23 wells, construction and installation of the subsea network and the construction and installation of the FPSO.

The Phase 1 development will support more than 20 years of oil production and revenue linked to a network of subsea infrastructure designed to enable future expansions and tieback opportunities.

Taking FID was celebrated in late January in Dakar at an event hosted by Meg O’Neill, executive vice president Development, in the presence of Minister Cisse.

The event was attended by more than 100 stakeholders who celebrated with Woodside representatives, joint venture participants, government representatives and industry stakeholders.

Meg said it was an honour to be in Dakar to commemorate the FID milestone and she thanked the Woodside teams, the joint venture, the Minister and the Government of Senegal for their hard work.

Read the full Q1 2020 issue of Trunkline here.

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