Woodside Energy (Senegal) BV awarded Halliburton Co. nine conditional contracts on Aug. 12 for drilling and completion services for SNE Field Development Phase 1 offshore Senegal.
The contracts are conditional on a positive final investment decision and full funding release for the development.
The drilling campaign, which is due to start in late 2020 or early 2021, is for drilling and completing 18 wells with up to eight optional wells over an estimated 3 to 4 year term. The contracts awarded include drilling, logging, cementing, lower completions, e-line/slick line, coiled tubing and well testing services.
“We are excited to win this work and to provide services from our multiple product service lines on what is likely to be the first deepwater oil development in Senegal,” Shannon Slocum, senior vice president of the Eurasia, Europe and Sub-Sahara Africa region for Halliburton, said. “In addition to our services, Halliburton will invest in Senegal through constructing facilities, hiring local staff and potentially utilizing local vendors/suppliers.”
Initial engineering work will begin in Perth, Australia, later this year, and then will transfer to Dakar, Senegal in 2020.
This multicontract award follows an earlier conditional award to Halliburton in December 2018 for drilling and completion fluids services.
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