Kudu is a conventional gas development located in shallow water in Namibia and is operated by BW Kudu. Discovered in 1974, Kudu lies in block Kudu, with water depth of around 558 feet.

The project is currently in feed stage and is expected to start commercial production in 2024. The development cost is expected to be $880 m. The Kudu conventional gas development will involve the drilling of approximately three wells and includes FPU and subsea trees.

Field participation details

The field is owned by BW Energy and National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia.

Production from Kudu

Production from the Kudu conventional gas development project is expected to begin in 2024 and is forecast to peak in 2048, to approximately 64 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, the production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2052.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 99.46 Mmboe, comprised of 596.77 bcf of natural gas reserves.

Contractors involved in the Kudu conventional gas field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Kudu project as follows.

Design/FEED Engineering: J P Kenny, TechnipFMC and Woodhill Frontier

Other Contractors: Manica Group Namibia


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