Kudu is a conventional gas development located in shallow water in Namibia and is operated by BW Kudu. According to GlobalData, who tracks more than 34,000 active and developing oil and gas fields worldwide, Kudu was discovered in 1974, lies in block Kudu, with water depth of around 558 feet. Buy the profile here.

The project is currently in feed stage and is expected to start commercial production in 2026. Final investment decision (FID) of the project will be approved 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 2026 and is forecast to peak in 2031, to approximately 83 bpd of crude oil and condensate and 108 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, the production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2047.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 101.16 Mmboe, comprised of 0.49 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 604.03 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: Woodhill Frontier, J P Kenny and Technip Energies

Other Contractors: Manica Group Namibia

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