Sangomar FPSO Makes it to Senegal

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(Woodside Energy, 13.Feb.2024) — Woodside Energy announced that the Léopold Sédar Senghor Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) facility has safely arrived offshore Senegal. This is a significant step toward achieving First Production from the Sangomar field which is targeted for mid-2024.

The arrival of the FPSO from Singapore at its final destination approximately 100 kilometres offshore Dakar, Senegal, marks the commencement of the next phase of the project: commissioning the FPSO and hooking up the 23 production, gas and water injection wells that make up the Sangomar Field Development Phase 1.

Woodside CEO Meg O’Neill said the milestone marked an important step on the road to first production.

“The FPSO arrival brings us closer to first production which is targeted for mid-2024. We are proud to be Senegal’s first offshore oil project and firmly believe that this project will prove to be important to Senegal’s future development and prosperity.

“In addition to developing Senegal’s energy resources, we have already begun working with the government of Senegal, local businesses and communities to develop programs that create business opportunities, build local capabilities, foster employment opportunities, and bring broad economic benefits as a result of our operations.

“The completion of this phase of the project is only possible through strong partnerships with the Senegalese government, joint venture participant Petrosen, and our contracting partners, all of whom have worked professionally and co-operatively since the final investment decision in January 2020.”

The Sangomar Field Development Phase 1 includes a stand-alone FPSO with subsea infrastructure and an expected production capacity of approximately 100,000 barrels/day.


Woodside Energy Senegal B.V. is operator of the Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore (RSSD) joint venture, which includes la Société des Pétroles du Sénégal (Petrosen). Woodside’s participating interest in the RSSD joint venture is 82% for the Sangomar exploitation area (with Petrosen’s participating interest 18%) and 90% for the remaining RSSD evaluation area (with Petrosen’s participating interest 10%).

Key contractors include MODEC (FPSO construction and operations), Subsea Integration Alliance (subsea) and Diamond Offshore (drilling).


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