We will continue working with the Government of Senegal, local communities and contractors to realise the benefits from a nationally significant development.

The Sangomar Field Development Phase 1 is Senegal's first oil project. 

The Sangomar field (formerly the SNE field), containing both oil and gas, is located approximately 100 kilometres south of Dakar. Work on the Sangomar Field Development commenced in early 2020, Woodside achieved first oil production in June 2024. 

The initial phase is referred to as the Sangomar Field Development Phase 1 (the Sangomar Field Development). This phase will focus on developing the less complex reservoir units and testing other reservoirs to support gas export to shore. 

Woodside is working with the Government of Senegal to develop local capabilities, support training initiatives, offer employment opportunities and organize capacity building sessions with Senegalese administration.

The Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore joint venture, comprising Woodside (Operator) and Societé des Petroles du Sénégal (Petrosen), is committed to the development of Sangomar field in accordance with international industry best practice and relevant government regulations.

The Sangomar Field Development Phase is, Senegal's inaugural oil project.

Key stats

achieved first production
60 +
communities engaged

Participating Interest

Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore, Sangomar Deep Offshore (RSSD) blocks

ParticipantSangomar exploitation areaRemaining RSSD evaluation area
Woodside (operator)82%90%

View of the Woodside Sangomar Field Development across the water at sunset
The Joint Venture is committed to ensuring local businesses can participate in the development of the Sangomar field.
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Mailing Address:

Woodside Energy
BP 15817
Immeuble Serenity – 2e et 3e Etages – Route du Méridien Président
Sénégal Dakar