PERTH (miningweekly.com) – Oil and gas major Woodside Petroleum on Thursday announced that the government of Senegal has approved the Rufisque offshore, Sangomar offshore and Sangomar Deep offshore joint venture exploitation plan, and has granted authorization for the Sangomar field development.
The Sangomar development concept is a standalone floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility with 23 subsea wells and supporting subsea infrastructure, with the facility expected to have a production capacity of 100 000 barrels a day, and would process the oil before it is exported to market via tanks.
First oil is targeted for 2023.
Woodside told shareholders that the start of the execute phase of the Sangomar field development Phase 1 would be subject to final execution of the host government agreement with the government of Senegal and the approval and award of key contracts.
The FPSO will allow for the integration of potential future development phases, including gas export to shore and future subsea tie-backs.