The Senegalese state-owned company Petrosen has announced the arrival of the Léopold Sédar Senghor Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Unit to the Sangomar oil field located approximately 100 kilometres south of Dakar (Senegal). The FPSO has a 1.3 mbl storage capacity and is expected to process between 100 to 125 kb/d of crude oil. The ship should remain in the Sangomar field at a water depth of 780 m and to start oil production by mid-2024.
The Sangomar field (formerly SNE field) is developed by the Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore joint venture, comprising of Woodside (operator) and Société des Pétroles du Sénégal (PETROSEN). Woodside owns 82% of the Sangomar exploitation area and 90% of the remaining RSSD evaluation area, after having taken over Cairn Energy's and FAR's stakes.