Sangomar's Sail: A Senegalese Voyage

Léopold Sédar Senghor
Léopold Sédar SenghorImage Source: Woodside Energy


Woodside Energy achieves a milestone with the departure of the Léopold Sédar Senghor Floating Production Storage and Offloading from Singapore to Senegal's Sangomar Project. The FPSO's journey spans 12,000 nautical miles, signaling progress for Senegal's first offshore oil development. Woodside's CEO emphasizes collaboration, highlighting the FPSO's expected mid-2024 oil production and the project's impact on Senegal's prosperity.



Woodside Energy celebrates a significant advancement in the Sangomar Project as the Léopold Sédar Senghor Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) sets sail from Singapore, embarking on a 12,000 nautical mile journey to its final destination—about 100 kilometers off the coast of Dakar, Senegal.

Meg O'Neill, Woodside's CEO, commended the achievements in the Sangomar Field Development Phase 1 and underscored the collaborative effort among multiple stakeholders that enabled the successful departure of the FPSO. Expressing the company's commitment to Senegal's development and prosperity, O'Neill targeted the commencement of oil production from Sangomar by mid-2024.

"The FPSO's sail away underscores Woodside's dedication to Senegal and its promising future," stated O'Neill. Highlighting the significance of Senegal's first offshore oil development, she reiterated Woodside's commitment to ensuring broad national benefits through collaboration with the Senegalese government and local communities.

The successful and safe departure of the FPSO owes much to Woodside's strong partnerships with PETROSEN, as well as contractors MODEC and Seatrium. O'Neill commended the collaborative efforts, acknowledging the milestone achievement of 21 million exposure hours of work on the FPSO without a lost time injury, crediting the contractor teams for this outstanding outcome.

The Sangomar Field Development Phase 1 integrates a stand-alone FPSO with subsea infrastructure, expected to facilitate an approximate production capacity of 100,000 barrels per day. Previously a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC), the FPSO underwent a purposeful conversion by MODEC to suit the Sangomar Field's requirements under an FPSO purchase contract with Woodside.


Woodside Energy's successful commencement of the FPSO's journey marks a pivotal stride in Senegal's oil development endeavors. The company's commitment to collaboration, safety, and its dedication to realizing national benefits exemplifies its pursuit of a prosperous future for Senegal through responsible energy exploration.

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