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Woodside gets nod for Sangomar project

Nikhil Subba
Woodside Petroleum's $US4.2 billion Sangomar offshore oil project has been approved

Senegal has authorised the West African country's first oil development, the $US4.2 billion Sangomar offshore oil project, operator Woodside Petroleum has announced.

The government also approved a proposed plan for the exploitation of oil at three offshore joint venture projects - Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore, Woodside said on Thursday.

The three offshore projects are joint ventures between Woodside Energy, Cairn Energy PLC, FAR Ltd and Petrosen.