Woodside sees Minor Delay in Sangomar Development

Australian oil and gas operator Woodside Petroleum has confirmed a minor delay with its Sangomar development – Senegal’s first offshore oil development – as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Woodside, the delays are primarily linked with the construction of the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit, yet the project remains on track for first oil by 2023.

“We had planned that the Very Large Crude Carrier that will form the base of the FPSO would arrive at the shipyard in China in November/December,” said Meg O’Neill, Executive Vice President of Development and Marketing for Woodside. “This has been delayed. The ship has just arrived and it is an essential base for execution of construction work.”

O’Neill praised the Woodside team for their efforts in effectively managing disruptions to the supply chain caused by COVID-19 and maintaining production timelines.

Fixed at a water depth of approximately 780 meters, the FPSO will process 100,000 barrels of oil per day, 130 million cubic feet of gas per day and 145,000 barrels per day of water injection. The unit will also have a minimum storage capacity of 1.3 million barrels of oil.

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