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Senegal: As drilling starts at Tortue, BP sees ‘better environment’ for PII expansion


Issue 460 - 08 May 2022 - By Marc Howard

Production drilling has started at the 2.3m t/yr Tortue Phase I liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, Société des Pétroles du Sénégal (Petrosen)’s Sokhna Thioye Sakho said, while Strategic Oil and Gas Committee (COS-Petrogaz) deputy head Mamadou Fall Kane said progress on phase one was 75% complete and first gas was “still expected in Q3 2023”. BP chief executive Bernard Looney hopes Tortue will start up by end-2023 – which “depends on how Covid evolves” – while the outlook phase two is “only improved by today’s price environment”

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