Development of Woodside Energy-operated Sangomar field progressed late December 2023 with the departure of the Léopold Sédar Senghor floating production, strorage, and offloading vessel (FPSO) to West Africa from Singapore, MODEC Inc. said in a release.
The FPSO departed towards Senegal on Dec. 22. It will be acquired by Woodside Energy (Senegal) BV as operator of Sangomar field’s first phase of development. The FPSO will be deployed about 100 km south of Dakar as part of Senegal’s first offshore oil development.
The Sangomar Field Development Phase 1 includes a stand-alone FPSO with subsea infrastructure and an expected production capacity of about 100,000 b/d. Woodside is targeting first oil in mid-2024.
The FPSO was previously a VLCC and was converted by MODEC into a fit for purpose FPSO suitable for use in Sangomar field. Over the last 12 months, MODEC has been responsible for the topsides integration and shipyard pre-commissioning work undertaken in Singapore.
The FPSO will be capable of processing 100,000 b/d of crude oil and 145,000 b/d of water injection. It has a 1.3 million bbl minimum storage capacity.