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Senegal discovers 'largest gas reservoir' offshore

Senegal discovers 'largest gas reservoir' offshore


Senegalese President Macky Sall says his country has discovered the “ largest gas field in West Africa”.

“This significant discovery is the largest reservoir in West Africa, made up of a wide structure of both sides of the border between Senegal and Mauritania,” President Sall said in a statement.

A 101 metres of net gas pay in two high quality reservoirs was discovered offshore Senegal. The site, Guembeul- 1 well in St. Louis Offshore Profond licence is 5km South of Ahmeyim gas discovery.

Kosmos Energy, which made the significant discovery holds 60 per cent interest in the Guembeul – 1 well, UK’s Timis and Petrosen, Senegal’s national oil company owns 30 per cent and 10 per cent respectively.