Chinguetti Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Petronas
  • Country: Mauritania
  • Location:
  • Production start:
  • Partners: Premier 8.123%, Tullow
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves: OOIP - 120 mmbbls
  • Production Volume:


  • The Chinguetti field has been developed by six sub-sea production wells, and five water injection wells for pressure support with flow lines to a permanently moored FPSO, the "Berge Helene".
  • Berge Helene FPSO is capable of handling a daily production capacity up to 75,000 bopd and has a storage capacity of 1.6 million barrels of oil
  • Water depth is 800 metres.
  • Surplus gas from the field that is not required will be reinjected into a nearby reservoir via a single gas injection well.


  • Keppel: FPSO Conversion
  • Technip: Engineering, procurement and supply of ~ 34 km of flexible lines
  • Subsea 7: Transport and installation of three subsea manifolds including installation of: two 10” dia. 6.5 km long flexible production flowlines and risers; one 10” dia 6.8 km long flexible water injection flowline and riser; one 6” dia. 6.5 km long flexible gas lift flowline and riser and one 8” 18.3 km long gas injection flowline and riser


  • 2003 - Premier acquired 6% from Fusion Oil & Gas
  • 2004 - Development of the Chinguetti Oil Field launched
  • 2004 - Keppel awarded FPSO contract
  • 2004 - Subsea 7 & Technip awarded subsea contracts
  • 2007 - Woodside sells its stake to Petronas
  • 2011 - Roc Oil sold its stake to Tullow



  1. Keppel Shipyard wins FPSO contract
  2. Sale Of Woodside Mauritania Interests
  3. Premier Buys into West African Assets
  4. First Oil in Mauritania
  5. Technip awarded contract for the Chinguetti development offshore Mauritania
  6. Subsea 7 Awarded First Oil and Gas Contract Offshore Mauritania
  7. Sale of Offshore Mauritania Interests

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