SNE Field FPSO contract awarded to MODEC

Source: press release, 25 February 2019

The ‘FPSO Prof. John Evans Atta Mills’ is operating in approximately 1,500 metres water depth on the TEN (Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme) fields in the Deepwater Tano contract area offshore Ghana
The ‘FPSO Prof. John Evans Atta Mills’ is operating in approximately 1,500 metres water depth on the TEN (Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme) fields in the Deepwater Tano contract area offshore Ghana (photo: MODEC)

MODEC, Inc. has announced that its subsidiary, MODEC International Inc., has been awarded a contract by Woodside Energy (Senegal) B.V., as operator of the SNE Field Development, for a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel for Senegalese waters.

Under the contract, MODEC will perform front-end engineering design (FEED) for the FPSO and, subject to a final investment decision on the project in 2019, will be responsible for the supply, charter and operations of the FPSO.

The SNE deep-water oil field is expected to be Senegal’s first offshore oil development. The field is located within the Sangomar Deep Offshore permit area, approximately 100 kilometres south of Dakar, Senegal.

The FPSO will be designed to produce around 100,000 barrels of crude oil per day, with the first oil production targeted in 2022. The FPSO will be moored in water depth of approximately 800 metres.

In recent years, numerous offshore oil fields have been discovered in West Africa, and MODEC considers this as one of its most important core regions. MODEC currently operates three FPSOs in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire and has supplied another seven floating production facilities, such as FPSO/FSO/tension leg platform (TLP), that have been installed in Angola, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Nigeria.

The SNE field is held by Woodside Energy (Senegal) B.V. (35%) as operator, Cairn Energy Senegal (40%), Far Limited (15%) and Petrosen (10%) under a production sharing contract (PSC).