ONGC Considers Stake in Senegal’s Sangomar Oil Project

India’s state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is considering purchasing a minority stake in the Sangomar project offshore Senegal. With talks underway for the acquisition of a 20% to 40% interest in the project, ONGC is positioning itself as a key participant in Senegal’s energy sector.

Australian independent Woodside Petroleum Ltd owns an 82% stake in the project, having acquired Cairn Energy’s stake in 2020 and FAR’s earlier this year. Despite discussions with ONGC underway, there is no guarantee that a deal will be made.

With recent sizeable oil and gas discoveries made in recent years, Senegal is committed to enhancing investment and accelerating energy sector expansion. Despite project delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Woodside is optimistic that the project will reach first oil in 2023.

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Charné Hundermark

Charné Hundermark

Charné Hundermark is the Southern and East Africa Editor at Energy Capital & Power. She holds a Higher Certification in Professional Photography and an Honours degree in Media Theory and Practice. She is also currently completing her Masters in Media Studies.

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