Sable Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Petrosa
  • Country: South Africa
  • Location:
  • Production start: 2003
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves: Original recoverable oil reserves estimated at 20 to 25 million barrels
  • Production Volume:


  • The Sable field is located in the Bredasdorp basin offshore South Africa about 150 km Southwest of Mossel Bay.
  • The field consists of two reservoirs (E-BD and E-CE) in about 100m of water with recoverable oil reserves estimated at 20 to 25 million barrels.
  • The field utilised the Glas Dowr FPSO


  • Bluewater: Supply and operation of FPSO
  • SA Five Engineering: Fabrication and installation of Gas Compression Module, Process Separation Module, Flare Structure and various modifications to the existing topside facilities
  • Coflexip Stena Offshore: Design, supply and install specified subsea production system components and related services
  • Technip:
    • Design, supply and installation of the subsea facilities
    • Installation and hook up of the FPSO


  • 2002 - SA Five Engineering awarded FPSO upgrade work
  • 2003 - Production started
  • 2008 - Production of the Sable field ceased



  1. Bluewater Awards Contract for Upgrade of FPSO Glas Dowr
  2. FPSO Glas Dowr sets sail for Sable
  3. Bluewater and PetroSA commence production of oil on the Sable field offshore South Africa

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