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Woodside Energy’s drill campaign for the Sangomar Field Development Phase 1 offshore Senegal will begin this week. Woodside is the operator of the Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore, and Sangomar Deep Offshore (RSSD) joint venture, which includes Société des Pétroles du Sénégal (PETROSEN).
Two drillships –the Ocean BlackRhino and the Ocean BlackHawk – will be supported by a fleet of three supply vessels and three helicopters, which will transfer the materials, equipment, and personnel required for the campaign. The ships will be based at the Senegal Supply Base, which is located at Mole 1 in the Dakar Port.
The initiation of drilling, according to Woodside Acting CEO Meg O’Neill, is a significant step toward the fulfillment of Sangomar Field Development Phase 1.
Phase 1 of the Sangomar Field Development will include a floating production storage and offloading facility (named after Leopold Sédar Senghor) with a daily production capacity of 100,000 barrels, 23 subsea wells, and supporting subsea infrastructure.
Woodside holds an 82% participating interest in the RSSD joint venture for the Sangomar exploitation area (with PETROSEN holding an 18 percent participating interest) and a 90% participating interest in the remaining RSSD evaluation area (with PETROSEN holding a ten percent participating interest).