Australian explorer Woodside Petroleum insists that COVID-19 would not stop it from reaching first oil from the Sangomar Field Development Phase 1 by 2023
The first oilfield development in Senegal “remains on track for 2023, in line with previous guidance”, Woodside declares.
“Woodside and its joint venture partners took an unconditional final investment decision for the Sangomar Field Development Phase 1 and commenced execution phase activities in January 2020”, the company explains.
“Since then, Woodside has taken early action to proactively manage the emerging impacts of COVID-19 on the supply chain and project schedule. We are working with project contractors, the Government of the Republic of Senegal and our joint venture partners to optimise near-term spend whilst protecting the overall value of the investment and deliver first oil in 2023”.