Tortue (Senegal) is a conventional gas development located in ultra-deepwater in Senegal and is operated by BP. Discovered in 2016, Tortue (Senegal) lies in block St Louis Offshore Profond and Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (Senegal), with water depth of around 8,856 feet.

The project is currently in construction stage and is expected to start commercial production in 2023. Final investment decision (FID) of the project was approved in 2018. The Tortue (Senegal) conventional gas development will includes FLNG, FPSO, subsea manifold, and subsea trees.

Field participation details

The field is owned by BP, Petrosen and Kosmos Energy.

Production from Tortue (Senegal)

Production from the Tortue (Senegal) conventional gas development project is expected to begin in 2023 and is forecast to peak in 2024, to approximately 3,997 bpd of crude oil and condensate, 35 Mmcfd of natural gas and 165 Mmcfd of liquid natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, the production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2040.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 226.71 Mmboe, comprised of 15.91 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate, 221.34 bcf of natural gas reserves and 1,043.48 bcf of liquid natural gas reserves.

Contractors involved in the Tortue (Senegal) conventional gas field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Tortue (Senegal) project as follows.

Design/FEED Engineering: Baker Hughes, Eiffage Genie Civil Marine, KBR, McDermott International and Saipem

Main EPC: Baker Hughes, Eiffage Genie Civil Marine, McDermott International, Saipem and TechnipFMC

EPC Contractors: Jacobs Engineering Group and KBR

Other Contractors: 3T Energy Group, Baker Hughes, Bygging-Uddemann, Dolphin Group and DORIS Engineering

About BP

BP Plc (BP) is an integrated oil and gas company. Its upstream operations include exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas, field development and production; and midstream operations include transportation, and marketing and trading of natural gas, including liquefied natural gas (LNG), and natural gas liquids (NGLs). The company’s downstream operations include marketing, transportation, refining, manufacturing, supply and trading of crude oil, petroleum, petrochemical products and provision of related services to wholesale and retail customers. BP provides fuel, energy, lubricants and petrochemicals to customers. The company has operational presence in Africa, Asia, Europe, Australasia, North America and South America. BP is headquartered in London, the UK.


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