The FPSO vessel at the field will have a capacity to process 100,000 barrels of crude oil per day


Rendering of the Sangomar Field Development FPSO. (Credit: SOFEC.)

Modec has announced that its subsidiary Modec Senegal (MOSEN) has secured a contract from Woodside Energy to deliver operations and maintenance of a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel for the Sangomar field development phase 1 project, located offshore Senegal.

The project is located in the Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Offshore Deep oil blocks. The FPSO will be deployed at the Sangomar field which is about 100km south of Dakar. The Sangomar field development is expected to be Senegal’s first offshore oil development.

In January, Woodside and Modec signed a purchase contract for the supply of the FPSO. Following that contract, MOSEN has been given the responsibility of operations and maintenance of the FPSO.

The contract will cover all in-country installation and commissioning activities, after which an initial 10 year operations and maintenance term will begin.

FPSO vessel expected to be delivered in 2023

Expected to be delivered in 2023, the FPSO vessel will be moored permanently at a water depth of about 780m by an External Turret mooring system to be supplied by SOFEC, a Modec company.

The FPSO vessel will have a capacity to process 100,000 barrels of crude oil per day, 130 million standard ft³ of gas per day, 145,000 barrels of water injection per day and a minimum storage capacity of 1,300,000 barrels of crude oil.

Modec president and CEO Yuji Kozai said: “We are delighted and proud that Woodside awarded us the contract for the operations and maintenance of the memorable first FPSO for Senegalese waters further to another major contract for the supply of this FPSO.

“In West Africa, we have accumulated well nearly 30 years of operational experience with three (3) FPSOs by identifying and involving local based professionals and labor. We are pleased to be a part of the team that will contribute to the advancement of local energy industry with this long-term operational project in Senegal too.”

Presently, Modec operates three FPSOs in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire as well as it has supplied another seven floating production facilities such as FPSO, FSO and Tension Leg Platform (TLP) that have been installed in Angola, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Nigeria.