ONGC Considers Stake in Senegal’s Sangomar Oil Project

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India’s state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is considering purchasing a minority stake in the Sangomar project offshore Senegal. With talks underway for the acquisition of a 20% to 40% interest in the project, ONGC is positioning itself as a key participant in Senegal’s energy sector.

Australian independent Woodside Petroleum Ltd owns an 82% stake in the project, having acquired Cairn Energy’s stake in 2020 and FAR’s earlier this year. Despite discussions with ONGC underway, there is no guarantee that a deal will be made.

With recent sizeable oil and gas discoveries made in recent years, Senegal is committed to enhancing investment and accelerating energy sector expansion. Despite project delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Woodside is optimistic that the project will reach first oil in 2023.

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Charné Hollands

Charné Hollands

Charné Hollands is the Deputy Editor at Energy Capital & Power. She holds a Higher Certificate in Professional Photography and Masters in Media Studies from the University of Cape Town. Charné writes content for ECP's website and events as well as co-authored African Energy Chamber: Road to Recovery.

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