PERTH, Australia – Senegal’s government has approved the Woodside Energy-led joint venture’s exploitation plan for Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore (RSSD).
(Map courtesy Woodside)
In addition, the government granted exploitation authorization for the deepwater Sangomar field development.
According to Woodside, starting work on Phase 1 of the development remains subject to final execution of the host government agreement with the government and the approval and award of key contracts.
Sangomar calls for a stand-alone, 100,000-b/d FPSO with 23 subsea wells and subsea infrastructure. The FPSO will process the oil before offloading it via tankers, and will be designed to accommodate future development phases, including gas export to shore and other subsea tiebacks.
The partners, comprising Woodside, Cairn Energy subsidiary Capricorn Senegal, FAR and Petrosen, are targeting first oil in 2023.