ABERDEEN, UK – Xodus has secured two environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) contracts for projects offshore Senegal.
These are for theCairn Energy-operated Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore blocks.
Xodus’ environmental team will undertake a study for drilling activities in the blocks and perform an ESIA for the Phase 1 development, based on an FPSO over the deepwaterSNE oil field in the Sangomar Deep Offshore.
In addition, Xodus’ Technical Safety and Risk division will work with the environmental team on safety studies, and the company will work with its in-country partner, Earth Systems, to assist Capricorn and Woodside to ensure compliance with Senegalese environmental law.
Transfer of operatorship to Woodside for the development phase is due to take place next year with Cairn continuing exploration activities on the acreage.
The joint venture plans to submit an evaluation report and exploitation plan to the government of Senegal in 2018. The front-end engineering and design will also likely start next year with a final investment decision targeted before the end of 2018.