Senegal

Location: Between Mauretania and Guinea Bissau
Population: 12.6m
Capital city: Dakar
Currency: West African CFA Franc
Official language: French
President: Macky Sall
 

 

Geological Overview

The Senegal Basin is the largest of the northwest African Atlantic margin basins, with a total land area of about 340,000 km2 and an offshore portion in excess of 100,000 km2

  • Senegal Djiffere shares similar structural style and evolution with Block Rufisque offshore.
  • Presence of world class source rocks in Turonian- Cenomanian secondary good sources in Albo-Aptian and Jurassic
  • 60 000 km2 underexplored Paleozoic basin with good reservoirs in Ordovician and Devonian and good source in Silurian, and traps and plays identified
  • Petroleum system in Deep water with various structural trends and traps.

Adjacent exploration

The recent well SNE-1 drilled by Cairn Energy has confirmed hydrocarbon in the Cretaceous clastics objectives. This further enhances the prospectivity of the region.Senegal Djiffere shares similar structural style and evolution with Block Rufisque offshore.