Australian company Woodside Energy has awarded the front-end engineering design (FEED) contract to Modec International for the SNE Field offshore Senegal.
The deepwater oil field discovery SNE is located offshore 100km south of Dakar.
The operator of the Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore (RSSD) joint venture (JV), Woodside awarded the contract for the SNE Field development Phase I floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility.
First oil production from the FPSO is targeted for 2022 with an expected capacity of 100,000bbl/d.
The FPSO will allow for the integration of subsequent phases, including gas export to shore and future subsea tiebacks from other reservoirs, as well as fields of the SNE development.
Phase I of the development will target an estimated 230MMbbl of oil from 11 producing wells, ten water injectors and two gas injectors.
After completion of the FEED, and upon securing necessary government and JV approvals, Modec is expected to win further contracts to supply, charter and operate the FPSO facility.
Woodside CEO Peter Coleman said: “Securing an FPSO facility is a significant step for the JV and will allow the project team to complete the technical and commercial activities required to support a final investment decision, targeted for mid-2019.”
The latest FEED contract award follows the subsea FEED scope awarded to Subsea Integration Alliance last December.
The development concept is a standalone FPSO facility with 23 subsea wells and supporting subsea infrastructure.
Phase I of the SNE Field development serves as a key component of Woodside’s Horizon II growth strategy.