The Léopold Sédar Senghor FPSO, which will serve the Sangomar Field, has arrived offshore Senegal, Woodside Energy announced Feb. 13.

First oil at the Sangomar Field, 100 km offshore Dakar, Senegal, is expected in mid-2024 and will mark Senegal’s first offshore oil project. The FPSO’s production capacity is 100,000 bbl/d, and it can handle 145,000 bl/d of water injection and store 1.3 MMbbl of crude oil.

The project, in about 2,500 ft water depth, includes a standalone FPSO and subsea infrastructure. The next steps include commissioning the FPSO and hooking up 23 production, gas and water injection wells that make up Sangomar development phase 1. Woodside has said phase one focuses on developing the less complex reservoir units and testing other reservoirs to support gas export to shore, according to Woodside.

Woodside announced Dec. 27 that the FPSO MODEC had converted from a very large crude carrier into a fit for purpose FPSO had departed Singapore for Senegal.

Woodside operates the field with 82% interest on behalf of partner Petrosen with 18%.