Sangomar oil project : Wood wins contract for FPSO development

UK-based John Wood Group (Wood) has won a contract from Australian energy company Woodside Energy for the development of the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility of the Sangomar oil project, offshore Senegal.

The FPSO facility, to be located 100km south of Dakar, is designed specifically for hydrocarbons processing and oil storage prior to its transportation to markets around the world.

After its completion next year, the Sangomar FPSO will have a daily production capacity of nearly 100,000 barrels of crude oil.

According to Wood, one of its multidisciplinary teams will be implementing a combined production management system (PMS) and virtual metering system (VMS) at the Sangomar FPSO control room and the onshore offices of Woodside Energy in Senegal and Perth to make use of its digital capabilities and Virtuoso platform.

The Virtuoso production management system and virtual metering system will offer real-time monitoring of the production system along with decision support for complex operations and advanced surveillance for management of hydrate and wax.

Wood stated that the production management system will make sure of the continuity of production and minimized flaring which cuts down the greenhouse gas emissions and methane intensity of the Sangomar FPSO.

Furthermore, the virtual metering system will minimize the number of subsea flow meters needed for the development of the Senegalese oil project, said Wood.

Prabu Parthasarathy — Wood Intelligent Operations Vice President said: “We are delighted to be able to continue our longstanding relationship with Woodside following the award of this new contract.

“As one of Africa’s leading natural gas markets, boasting over 450 billion cubic meters of reserves, Senegal is aiming to establish itself as a regional gas producer and exporter. We are proud to be part of this first-of-its-kind project for Senegal, which will play a key role in helping to achieve this goal.”

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