Woodside launches new drilling campaign offshore Myanmar

PERTH, Australia – Woodside Energy has started a three-well exploration drilling campaign offshore Myanmar.

Wells will be drilled in blocks A-7, AD-1, and AD-8.

Elsewhere, the VLCC oil tanker that will be converted to an FPSO for Woodside’s Sangomar oil project offshore Senegal has been cleaned out, and the vessel is preparing to depart for the Dalian shipyard in China.

FPSO conversion activities should start later this year. The first steel was cut in December for the external turret mooring system.

Subsea fabrication activities are on schedule and preparations continue for the development drilling and completions campaign, due to start in mid-year.

Processing of high-density, multi-azimuth seismic over the Sangomar field has delivered improved data quality. This should de-risk the Phase 1 drilling program, Woodside said, while providing further clarity for potential Phase 2 development planning.

The first oil from Sangomar remains on track for 2023.

Offshore Western Australia, the regulator has approved the Greater Western Flank Phase 3 and Lambert Deep Environment Plan.

Subsea infrastructure procurement activities for the Pyxus Hub project continue for the flexible flowline, manifolds, and integrated services umbilical. Subsea equipment installations should start before mid-year.

The same applies to the subsea infrastructure for the Julimar-Brunello Phase 2 project.

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Source: Offshore

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