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Senegal and Mauritania projects make headway

BP's Greater Tortue project already has the green light, and Woodside's SNE development is poised to be next

Development of Africa's most westerly hydrocarbons province is gathering pace. BP has taken a positive final investment decision (FID) on its gas project straddling the Mauritania/Senegal border, while Australian independent Woodside is promising the same for its SNE Senegalese project by mid-2019. The FID made by BP and its partner, UK independent Kosmos for the Greater Tortue/Ahmeyim project—well flagged in advance—followed the 21 December formal signature of a bilateral framework accord between the governments of Mauritania and Senegal on how to develop and share the spoils from the gasfield they share. Plans are already well in motion for the development, from which BP plans to start p

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