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Second Senegal FLNG may compete with Nigeria

The successful appraisal of additional fields in the Grand Tortue complex adds credence to the case for at least one more FLNG plant in Senegal, which together with Mauritania could export almost as much gas as Nigeria by the end of next decade The successful appraisal of additional fields in the Grand Tortue complex adds credence to the case for at least one more FLNG plant in Senegal, which together with Mauritania could export almost as much gas as Nigeria by the end of next decade.
By Felix Janvrin 3 October 2019 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production 0 34643
BP's plans for operations at the Tortue field. (BP)

The key issue: Following the successful drilling of its second appraisal well, Kosmos Energy and its partners have confirmed the Yakaar-Teranga field could support a second LNG plant in Senegal.

Interfax analysis: A second FLNG plant offshore Senegal and possibly another offshore Mauritania could give the countries a combined output close to that of Africa’s current largest LNG exporter, Nigeria.

Senegal’s first plant is expected to become the fastest-ever greenfield LNG venture to be commercialised once it comes onstream in 2022. The FLNG unit at the...