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In Mauritania, Tullow is conducting decommissioning activities in the Chinguetti, Banda and Tiof fields. 

Production from the Chinguetti oil field ceased in 2017 and an abandonment programme commenced in 2019.

About Tullow’s decommissioning and abandonment operations in Mauritania

Tullow is an equity partner in the Chinguetti, Banda and Tiof fields. Tullow is the operating partner in the Banda and Tiof fields and a non-operator in the Chinguetti field. Oil production from the Chinguetti field ceased in December 2017. Following cessation of production, the decommissioning of the Chinguetti field commenced. Following the decision to not progress the Banda gas project, Tullow commenced preparation to fully abandon the Banda and Tiof fields, in which five wells and two side-tracks were drilled. Operations are scheduled to commence after the decommissioning of the Chinguetti field.

The Banda and Tiof wells abandonment project

Scope of work

The support for Tullow’s project to plug and abandon (P&A) up to seven subsea wells in the Banda and Tiof fields offshore Mauritania will be outsourced to an Integrated Wells Management Services (IWMS) contractor. Their scope of work will include the execution of the P&A activities.