The Sangomar Development concept is a stand-alone floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility with 23 subsea wells and supporting subsea infrastructure. The FPSO is expected to have a production capacity of 100,000 bbl/day and will process the oil before it is exported to the market via tankers.


The first oil is targeted in early 2023. The FPSO will allow for the integration of potential future development phases, such as gas export to shore and future subsea tiebacks. Woodside submitted its development and exploitation plan for the Sangomar field, formerly known as SNE, at the beginning of December last year.

The beginning of the execute phase of the Sangomar Field Development Phase 1 (Sangomar Development) is now subject to final execution of the Host Government Agreement with the Government of Senegal and the approval and award of key contracts.

The RSSD joint venture comprises Woodside, Capricorn Senegal Limited (a subsidiary of Cairn Energy, FAR Ltd), and Petrosen (the Senegal National Oil Company).

In the past, ABB has released an statement informing that it would provide the Australian oil and gas company, Woodside, with a PowerStore Battery storage system, capable of remote management of operations and service. The system would be installed on the Goodwyn A platform, contributing to Woodside’s 2020 goal of reducing carbon emissions and help lower cost of operations and maintenance.

What is more, in late November, Geospaces company, Shearwater, was awarded with the largest ever 4-D seismic campaign in the Asia Pacific region, which covers six fields operated by Woodside in Australia.

That was the second campaign the company wasconducting; the first 4D seismic campaign took place in Senegal in early 2019 and covered the Sangomar, Sangomar Deep and Rufisque Offshore blocks, which contain the SNE discovery.