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Halliburton bags work on Woodside's SNE

Oilfield services giant says drilling campaign due to start in late 2020 or early 2021

Oilfield services giant Halliburton has been awarded “conditional work” on the Woodside Energy-led SNE oilfield off Senegal.

The nine conditional contracts for drilling and completion services at SNE will see Halliburton handle the first phase of the field’s development should a final investment decision be made.

Project sanction is seen in the first half.

The contracts awarded include drilling, logging, cementing, lower completions, e-line/slick line, coiled tubing and well testing services, Halliburton said.

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The drilling campaign, which is due to start in late 2020 or early 2021, will involve drilling and completing 18 wells with up to eight optional wells over an estimated three to four year term, according to the company.

Initial engineering work will begin in Perth, Australia, later this year, and then will transfer to Dakar, Senegal in 2020.

“We are excited to win this work and to provide services from our multiple product service lines on what is likely to be the first deep-water oil development in Senegal,” Halliburton’s senior vice president of the Eurasia, Europeand Sub-Sahara Africa region, Shannon Slocum said.

“In addition to our services, Halliburton will invest in Senegal through constructing facilities, hiring local staff and potentially utilising local vendors/suppliers,” Slocum said.

The final investment decision on the $4 billion SNE project remains on track to be taken this year, the project partners have previously said.

SNE is located in the Rufisque-Sangomar-Sangomar Deep (RSSD) block, which is formally operated by Cairn Energy on 40%, together with with Far holding 15%, state owned Petrosen on 10%, and Woodside with a 35% stake.

First oil is targeted for 2022.

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