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Woodside secures contractor for Sangomar

Woodside has awarded MODEC Senegal (MOSEN) an operations and maintenance contract for a floating production and offloading (FPSO) vessel for the Sangomar oil field development project offshore Senegal.

Following the FPSO purchase contract, which was signed between the two companies in January, MOSEN will be responsible for the operations and maintenance of the FPSO.

The operations and maintenance contract will cover all in-country installation and commissioning activities following which an initial 10-year operations and maintenance term will commence.

The FPSO will be deployed at the Sangomar field located 100km south of Dakar, Senegal. The Sangomar field development is expected to be Senegal’s first offshore oil development.

MOSEN president and chief executive officer Yuji Kozai said the company was “delighted and proud” that Woodside awarded it the contract of the first FPSO for Senegalese waters.

“In West Africa, we have accumulated nearly 30 years of operational experience with three FPSOs by identifying and involving local based professionals and labour. We are pleased to be a part of the team that will contribute to the advancement of local energy industry with this long-term operational project in Senegal too.”

Scheduled for delivery in 2023, the FPSO vessel will be permanently moored at a water depth of 780m by an external turret mooring system to be supplied by SOFEC, a MODEC group company.

The FPSO will be capable of processing 100,000 barrels of crude oil per day, 130 million standard cubic feet of gas per day, 145,000 barrels of water injection per day and will have minimum storage capacity of 1.3 million barrels of crude oil.