Australia's Woodside said that the Government of Senegal has approved the Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore (RSSD) joint venture exploitation plan and granted the development of the Sangomar field in Senegal.
The Sangomar Development concept is a stand-alone floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility with 23 subsea wells and supporting subsea infrastructure. The FPSO, expected to have a production capacity of 100,000 bbl/day, will process the oil before it is exported to market via tankers. First oil is targeted in early 2023.
The FPSO will allow for the integration of potential future development phases, including gas export to shore and future subsea tie-backs.
The start of the phase 1 of the field development is subject to a final 'Host Government Agreement' from the Government of Senegal and the approval and award of key contracts.
The RSSD joint venture comprises Woodside Energy (Senegal) B.V., Capricorn Senegal Limited (a subsidiary of Cairn Energy PLC), FAR Ltd and Petrosen (the Senegal National Oil Company).