PERTH, Australia – Woodside Energy and its partners have agreed to initiate front-end engineering design (FEED) for the deepwater SNE oil field development offshore Senegal.
This follows the award of the subsea FEED contract for Phase 1 of the project to theSubsea Integration Alliance of OneSubsea, a Schlumberger company and Subsea 7.
Woodside, recently approved to assume the role of operator by the Senegalese Minister of Petroleum, expects further FEED contracts to follow in early 2019.
The FEED work involves activities required to finalize the costs and the project’s technical definition ahead of a final investment decision, targeted for mid-2019.
SNE will produce through a 100,000 b/d-capacity FPSO and subsea infrastructure, with the facilities designed to accommodate future development phases, including options for gas exports to shore and subsea tiebacks from other reservoirs and fields.
Phase 1 will target around 230 MMbbl of oil from the lower, less complex reservoirs and an initial phase in the upper reservoirs, with 11 producing wells, 10 water injectors and two gas injectors. Start-up should follow in 2022.
In parallel, the Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore joint venture continues to progress project financing and the environmental and social impact assessment.