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    Modec Lands FEED Contract for Senegal’s SNE Field


Another FEED contract on African oil project eyeing gas exports

by: Tim Gosling

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Modec Lands FEED Contract for Senegal’s SNE Field

Japan’s Modec International has been awarded a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract on the SNE field phase 1 offshore Senegal, northwest Africa, it was announced February 25.

The project will involve oil production, with the option of subsequently piping gas to shore. Australia’s Woodside leads the Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore (RSSD) joint venture as operator, with UK independent Cairn Energy, Australia’s Far Limited and Senegal’s state-owned PetroSen as partners.

The SNE deep-water oil field is expected to be Senegal's first offshore oil development. The field is located within the Sangomar Deep Offshore permit area, approximately 100 kilometres south of Dakar, Senegal.

Woodside has said it aims to take a final investment decision on SNE phase 1 by mid-2019. First oil is targeted in 2022.

Phase 1 will target an estimated 230mn barrels of oil resources (P50 gross) from the lower, less complex reservoirs and an initial phase in the upper reservoirs.

Under the contract, Modec will perform FEED for a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel. The contract award follows the subsea FEED scope being awarded to Subsea Integration Alliance in December 2018. The FPSO will be able to produce around 100,000 barrels of crude oil/day.

FAR’s managing director Cath Norman said: “This is another milestone reached for the SNE development and for the RSSD joint venture towards reaching a Final Investment Decision (FID) targeted for 2019."

“Securing an FPSO facility is a significant step for the joint venture and will allow the project team to complete the technical and commercial activities required to support a final investment decision, targeted for mid-2019,” said Woodside CEO Peter Coleman.