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Chinguetti Oil Field

Name

Chinguetti

Location

Mauritania, West Africa

Operator

Woodside (30.8%)

Block

Block 4, PSC area B

Partners

Hardman (19%), WEL Mauritania (16.6%), Government of Mauritania (12%), BG Group (10.2%), Premier Oil (5.3%), Roc Oil (3.3%), FP Mauritania (2.8%)

Discovered

2001

Geology

Faulted anticlinal structure

Area

12km²

Diameter

4.5km

Reservoir depth

1,300m to 1,900m

Reserves

34m bbl at end of 2007

Development cost

$750 million

Total wells

21

Commitment wells

1

Exploration wells

5

Appraisal wells

4

Production wells

6

Water injection wells

4

Gas injection wells

1

Rigs

West Navigator, Stena Tay

Manifolds / drill centres

3

Production

8,844 bopd over quarter ended June 2008

Field life

8 to 15 years

Development

Berge Helene FPSO

Length

384.75m overall, 330.77m bp

Breadth

51.87m

Depth

27.34m

Draught

21.37m

Gross weight

137,578t

Net weight

103,583t

Deadweight

274,467t

Storage capacity

1.6 million bbl

Turbines

2 x Stal-Laval steam

Power

32,445bhp

Service speed

16 knots
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