The Sangomar Field Development is poised to be Senegal's first offshore oil development, after a positive final investment decision was taken by the Joint Venture in January 2020.

The Sangomar field (formerly the SNE field), containing both oil and gas, is located 100 kilometres south of Dakar. First oil production is targeted in early 2023. 

The Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore joint venture, comprising Woodside (Operator), Capricorn Senegal Limited (a subsidiary of Cairn Energy PLC) FAR Limited and Societé des Petroles du Sénégal (Petrosen), is committed to the development of Sangomar field in accordance with international industry best practice and relevant government regulations.

The initial phase is referred to as the Sangomar Field Development Phase 1 (the Sangomar Field Development). This phase will focus on developing the less complex reservoir units and testing other reservoirs to support gas export to shore. This phase of the development will target approximately 230 million barrels of crude oil.



Key stats

targeting first production
bbl/day estimated production capacity
60 +
communities engaged

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Sangomar Field Development (EN)

Développement du Champ Sangomar (FR)
Développement du Champ Sangomar (Woloff)

Participating Interest

Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore, Sangomar Deep Offshore (RSSD) blocks

Woodside (operator)35%
Cairn Energy Senegal 40%
FAR Limited15%

The Joint Venture is committed to ensuring local businesses can participate in the development of the Sangomar field.
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