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West Africa Deepwater Drilling Development

Zenith were awarded a major Well Engineering Services Contract by Woodside Senegal to support their Sangomar deepwater development campaign, offshore Senegal. The project, consisting of a first phase of 23 subsea wells using the Diamond Drilling drillships “Ocean BlackRhino” and “Ocean Black Hawk” over a period of 3-4 years.


  • Deliver well engineering services contract supporting 4 year deepwater development campaign.


  • Assemble multi skilled engineering team with deepwater and West Africa experience
  • Established Senegal entity and ensured local content provision


  • Project start coincided with C-19 pandemic
  • Extensive project with requirement for broad range of disciplines
  • Additional scope requirements to be delivered ad hoc throughout the campaign


  • Delivered experienced planning and ops teams across all engineering, HSEQ, geology, supervisory and logistics disciplines.
  • Ensured agile team in place with ability to deliver additional scopes
  • Overcame travel restrictions meeting all personnel commitments to date