09 Jan 2020
The enclosed announcement has been issued by Woodside regarding the approval of the Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore (RSSD) joint venture Exploitation Plan and granted the Exploitation Authorisation for the Sangomar Field Development, in which Cairn has a 40% working interest.
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Cairn is one of Europe's leading independent oil and gas exploration and development companies and has been listed on the London Stock Exchange for 30 years. Cairn has explored, discovered, developed and produced oil and gas in a variety of locations throughout the world as an operator and partner in all stages of the oil and gas lifecycle.
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Sangomar Field Development Exploitation Authorisation
The Government of Senegal has approved the Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore (RSSD) joint venture Exploitation Plan and granted the Exploitation Authorisation for the Sangomar Field Development.
Commencement of the execute phase of the Sangomar Field Development Phase 1 (Sangomar Development) is subject to final execution of the Host Government Agreement with the Government of Senegal and the approval and award of key contracts.
The Sangomar Development concept is a stand-alone floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility with 23 subsea wells and supporting subsea infrastructure. The FPSO, expected to have a production capacity of 100,000 bbl/day, will process the oil before it is exported to market via tankers. First oil is targeted in early 2023.
The FPSO will allow for the integration of potential future development phases, including gas export to shore and future subsea tie-backs.
The RSSD joint venture comprises Woodside Energy (Senegal) B.V., Capricorn Senegal Limited (a subsidiary of Cairn Energy PLC), FAR Ltd and Petrosen (the Senegal National Oil Company).
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This ASX announcement was approved and authorised for release by Woodside’s Disclosure Committee.