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Sall to oversee Senegal's journey to first production

West Africa's latest entrant to the hydrocarbons sector is expected to be producing oil and gas from 2022

The re-election of Macky Sall as Senegal's president promises welcome continuity for international oil companies (IOCs) at a crucial moment for two multi-billion-dollar offshore hydrocarbons developments underway there. A change of president following the 24 February election, while unlikely to scupper projects that should be transformational for the Senegalese economy, would have added an element of uncertainty into the sector. Sall has guided the development of both a Woodside-operated SNE oil project off the central coast, and BP's Tortue-Ahmeyim gas development straddling the maritime border with Mauritania in the north—both of which are targeting first production in around 2022. He s

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