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Sangomar FPSO arrives in Senegal

An artist impression of the Sangomar FPSO. Image supplied by Woodside.

Woodside Energy’s floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO), part of the Sangomar Field Development Phase 1 project, has arrived at its final destination.

“This week we celebrate the arrival of the Léopold Sédar Senghor FPSO, offshore Senegal. Slated to become Senegal’s first offshore oil development, Woodside Energy’s Sangomar field is targeted for first production mid-2024,” the company shared on LinkedIn.

“A project of this magnitude requires tremendous collaboration among multiple teams, strong project leadership and a commitment to working safely.

“Congrats to our team, and the partners and many contractors that worked alongside us.”

After the long sea journey, the next step is hooking up the 23 wells that make up the Sangomar Field.

The FPSO is specifically designed for the processing of hydrocarbons and the storage of oil.

The FPSO is a converted large crude carrier and has been named after Senegal’s first president, Leopold Sédar Senghor. It will have a capacity to produce 100,000 barrels of oil per day.

Woodside is working with the Senegal Government to develop local capabilities, support training initiatives and organise capacity building sessions with Senegalese administration.

The Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore joint venture comprises of Woodside and Societé des Petroles du Sénégal with both working towards the development of the Sangomar field.

Development of the Sangomar field first commenced in 2020 with first oil production targeted for 2024.

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