MODEC Wins the Contract for Senegal’s First Oilfield FPSO Deployment

By Toyin Akinosho, Publisher

The Japanese contractor MODEC Inc., has won the nod of Woodside Energy and its Partners for the purchase of a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel to process and produce the oil in Senegal’s deepwater Sangomar Field.

The FPSO has to have an oil processing capacity of 100,000 Barrels of Oil Per Day (100,000BOPD).

  • Subsea Integration Alliance (a non-incorporated alliance between Subsea 7 and OneSubsea) wins the award for the construction and installation of the integrated subsea production systems and subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines for the project.
  • Diamond Offshore wins the contract for two well-based contracts for the drill rigs Ocean BlackRhino and Ocean BlackHawk.

The Government of Senegal granted the Exploitation Authorisation on January 8, 2020, handing the relevant regulatory approvals, including the execution of the Host Government Agreement, to operator Woodside Energy and its partners to proceed.

Phase 1 of the development will target an estimated 231 MMbbl of oil resources from the lower, less complex reservoirs, and an initial pilot phase in the upper reservoirs.

“We look forward to progressing the project towards first oil in early 2023 and expect that our experience in offshore FPSO developments will support its delivery on cost and schedule”, Woodside CEO Peter Coleman, said in a statement.

The Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore (RSSD) joint venture comprises Woodside Energy (Senegal) B.V., Capricorn Senegal Limited (a subsidiary of Cairn Energy PLC), FAR Ltd and Petrosen (the Senegal National Oil Company).



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