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Senegal Renames its First Offshore Oil Development

Gasoil News - Published on Wed, 27 Nov 2019

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FAR Limited announced that President Macky Sall of Senegal had renamed the SNE field to the Sangomar field to better reflect the field’s association with the people of Senegal. The Sangomar field is located in the Sangomar Deep Offshore block, 100 kilometres south of Dakar and will be Senegal’s first offshore oil development. Sangomar is the geographical name for an island located at the southern point of the Petite Cote that runs south from Dakar. FAR added that Sangomar was also an important cultural area inhabited by the Serere people of Senegal and is part of the Saloum Delta National Park, an environmentally important area of mangrove-lined creeks, sandy islands and woodlands.

According to FAR, SNE, the world’s largest conventional oil discovery in 2014, is today recognized as a global tier one oil field with 2C oil resources in excess of 640 mmbbls. The field will be developed using an FPSO unit, which will be designed to produce around 100,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

Woodside is the operator of the Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore joint venture, which includes the SNE field, with a 35% interest. Woodside’s partners are Cairn Energy, FAR, and Petrosen with 40%, 15%, and 10% interest, respectively.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Wed, 27 Nov 2019
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