Sangomar News

Momentum Building Offshore Senegal

Dec 20, 2018

Performance of Senegal’s offshore oil and gas market appears to be gaining momentum as the West African country moves to shed the tag of being an uncertain prospectivity to join the region’s league of oil and gas producers as more international…

2017: Exploration hot spots

Dec 21, 2017

Senegal and Mauritania are set for a raft of activity as two major projects move towards putting both countries on the deepwater map, while Cyprus waits in the wings. Elaine Maslin reports. (First published in the December 2017 OE.) Rokhaya Diallo Gunning…

Xodus inks two Senegal ESIAs

Sep 18, 2017

Xodus Group has been awarded two environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) contracts for projects in the Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore (RSSD) blocks in Senegal, West Africa. Xodus’ environmental…

SNE FPSO tendering later this year

Aug 23, 2017

Tendering for a floating production unit and subsea systems for the SNE project offshore Senegal is set to start later this year, Cairn Energy says.  The project, which has seen 2C resources increase from 473 MMbbl to 563 MMbbl, with 1 Tcf of gas resource…

Cairn hits oil, gas in last SNE probe

Aug 07, 2017

Cairn Energy has discovered hydrocarbons at its SNE North-1 wildcat well offshore Senegal, as well as oil in a deeper secondary objective, marking the end to the company’s five-well drilling campaign for the year.   Map of the SNE field…

Weathering the storm

Aug 01, 2017

Infield Systems’ Catarina Podevyn surveys the FPSO market and discusses recent projects awards. The John Evans Atta Mills MV25 FPSO, operating at Tullow’s TEN project, offshore Ghana. Photo from MODEC…

Cairn completes FAN South-1, moves to next SNE probe

Jul 11, 2017

Cairn Energy is to plug and abandon its FAN South-1 well in the South Fan prospect offshore Senegal, and move to its next drilling target in the region, the SNE North, or Sirius, prospect. FAN South-1 was drilled in ~2175m water depth…

The last frontier

Jul 01, 2017

EIC’s Andrew Scutter details the challenges and opportunities present offshore Senegal and Mauritania. Senegal Discoveries Map.Image from Far Ltd. During a challenging period for the industry…

Woodside fires back at Far over Senegal claim

Jun 21, 2017

The spar between Woodside Petroleum and Far Ltd. continues, as Woodside says arbitration proceedings filed by Far have no merit. Woodside CEO Peter Coleman. Woodside backed up…

Far files Senegal arbitration

Jun 20, 2017

Map of Senegal acreage, from Far. Far Ltd. made a request today (20 June) to the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris to start arbitration proceedings to resolve the current…

Woodside, Far in SNE squabble

Jun 08, 2017

Woodside Petroleum is accusing Far Ltd. of not supporting its arrangement to undertake development work at the SNE oil field offshore Senegal, however Far has responded fairly quickly, disputing Woodside’s claim. Map of SNE…

Cairn hits oil at VR-1 off Senegal

Mar 27, 2017

Cairn Energy has encountered oil at the Vega-Regulus (VR-1) well offshore Senegal, marking the company’s eighth successful well in the area since 2014. The Stena DrillMAX, from Stena. The…

Latest SNE well reaches total depth

Feb 23, 2017

Cairn Energy's latest well on the SNE (Shelf North Edge) field offshore Sengal has reached total depth, at 2852m, says partner FAR Ltd.  Wireline logging operations have been completed on the SNE-5 appraisal well, in Senegal's Sangomar Deep block…

FAR ups Senegal resources

Feb 07, 2017

FAR Ltd. says it has identified more than 1.5 billion bbl of undrilled oil prospectivity in its acreage offshore Senegal through the interpretation of new 3D seismic data. The Stena DRILLMAX is currently drilling the SNE-5 well…

Cairn spuds first 2017 SNE well, Senegal

Jan 23, 2017

Drilling has started on Cairn Energy's latest exploration campaign offshore Senegal, according to partner FAR. Cairn Energy is using the Stena DrillMAX drillship to drill the SNE-5 well, which was spudded on Saturday, which will be followed by the SNE-6 well…

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