The first barrels of oil expected in the

The first barrels of oil expected in the
The first barrels of oil expected in the

This is news that will please the Senegalese who have a lot of hope for the benefits of natural resources. Prime contractor for the exploitation of the Sangomar oil field, located at sea 100 kilometers south of Dakar, Woodside Energy is about to distill its first oils.

Present in Paris, as part of the “Investing in energy in Africa” forum, organized by the African Energy Chamber (AEC), the general director of exploration and production of the Senegalese national oil company (Petrosen) , Thierno Seydou Ly, revealed that “the project reached a completion rate of 97% at the end of April”, while “the first barrels of oil are expected in the coming days”. Comments taken up by “Jeune Afrique”.

Initially announced in 2023, but postponed due to logistical constraints at the level of the floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO), the “first oil” of Sangomar should therefore be done before June 30.

However, the delay in starting production brought the cost of the project, initially planned at 4.6 billion dollars, to almost 5.2 billion dollars (4.8 billion euros).

Owned by Woodside Energy (82%), in partnership with Petrosen (18%), Senegal’s first offshore oil field should ensure production of 100,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd), according to Dakar forecasts.

A windfall that the outgoing government intended to invest in development projects in various priority sectors, namely education, health, energy and industry.

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