Xodus wins two ESIA contracts in Senegal

van der zande wim 01Xodus Group has received two environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) contracts for projects in the Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore (RSSD) blocks in Senegal, West Africa

According to the company, it will study for drilling activities in the Sangomar and Rufisque blocks for Capricorn Senegal Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cairn Energy PLC, the operator of the RSSD blocks.

Xodus will also perform an ESIA for the Phase 1 Development, comprising a FPSO, over the SNE deepwater oil field which is located in the Sangomar Deep Offshore block for Woodside Energy.

The scope also includes safety studies that Xodus’ technical safety and risk (TSR) division will work with the environmental team to deliver. The company will work with its in-country partner, Earth Systems, aiming to assist Capricorn and Woodside to ensure compliance with Senegal’s environmental law.

Capricorn has a 40 per cent working interest in the joint venture, with Woodside holding 35 per cent, FAR Ltd holding 15 per cent and Petrosen holding 10 per cent of interest.

The transfer of operatorship to Woodside for the development phase is planned to take place in 2018, with Cairn continuing exploration activities on the acreage, said Xodus.

“The joint venture plans to submit an evaluation report and exploitation plan to the Government of Senegal in 2018. The Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) is also planned to commence next year with a FID targeted before the end of 2018,” stated the company reporting to the press.

Xodus provides engineering and advisory support to clients in the oil and gas, LNG, renewable and utilities industries worldwide, aiming to helping its clients to overcome the challenges they face throughout the life of their assets.

Wim van der Zande, CEO of Xodus Group, said, “This is a major project for the country and we are proud to be part of this as it moves towards a new stage of development.”

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