The double threat of coronavirus and the price crash has forced oil companies around the world to rearrange plans and save money where possible, and Africa is set to feel the squeeze.
Woodside Petroleum has slashed its spending this year by 50%, to around $2.4 billion, but Senegal’s Sangomar development should progress as planned.
Australia’s FAR has temporarily suspended plans for drilling offshore The Gambia, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, while the oil price crash has made talks on securing debt for Senegal’s Sangomar development harder.
Petrosen has officially launched its first offshore licence round, at a conference in Senegal, covering 12 blocks.
Australia’s FAR has signed a deal to allocate its share of crude from Senegal’s Sangomar field to Glencore Energy.
Australia’s Woodside Energy has approved the 100,000 barrel per day Sangomar project, offshore Senegal, launching agreements with suppliers and putting the field on course to begin production in 2023.
Senegal’s government has approved the plan to develop the Woodside Energy-led Sangomar field.
Australia’s FAR has awarded a contract to acquire 3D seismic in The Gambia to Shearwater GeoServices.
FAR has set out plans for a conditional placement and a senior debt facility in order to finance the Sangomar field, offshore Senegal.
The Sangomar development and exploitation plan has been submitted to the Senegalese government, operator Woodside Energy has said, with the final investment decision (FID) for the project expected later this month.
TGS has launched a new 3D seismic survey in the MSGBC Basin, covering 5,100 square km, in partnership with GeoPartners.