While the first phase of the Grand-Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) gas project is 80% complete, President Macky Sall is already anticipating the next stage, which should start between 2024 and 2025. “In phase 2, which will come immediately after phase 1, we plan to produce 5 million tons of gas [en 2027]with the objective of reaching 10 million tonnes of gas [en 2030] declared Macky Sall during a meeting devoted to the hydrocarbons and energy sector in general, in Dakar on September 1. According to the Senegalese president, this second stage will require investments of around 5 billion dollars.
Senegal: how Eiffage wants to make Grand-Tortue-Ahmeyin its gas springboard
This project, developed by the British BP and the American Kosmos Energy, should enable Senegal, at the end of phase 1, to produce 2.5 million tonnes of gas per year from the end of 2023. A floating production, storage and offloading unit – a building designed for hydrocarbons produced at sea – should leave China to join the site by the end of the year, announced at the same conference Gordon Birrell, BP’s executive vice president in charge of production and operations.
Several gas projects in sight
“We are also working with the Mauritanian government to find the most attractive development path for the BirAllah gas field,” he said. » With the government, here [au Sénégal]we are in extensive dialogue to explore the development of a national household gas project called Yakaar”, added the vice-president of BP.
Sangomar, another long-awaited oil and gas project, is also expected to start production in the second half of 2023. Australian company Woodside owns 82% of the field under development off the coast of Senegal, with the rest owned by the oil company. National Petrosen, According to Shiva McMahon, Woodside’s executive vice president for international operations, the project is already 60% complete.
Phase 2 of Sangomar would require investments worth 2.5 billion dollars and should produce around 100,000 barrels of oil per day, without further details on the schedule being disclosed.
In a recent interview with Young AfricaMamadou Fall Kane, adviser to the Head of State in the field of energy and deputy secretary general of the Strategic Orientation Committee for Oil and Gas (Cos-Petrogaz), estimated that direct revenues for Senegal could reach, from 2030, up to 400 billion CFA francs (605 million of dollars).