The Indonesian Embassy in Dakar announced in a press release that Senegal and Indonesia are exploring potential partnership in the oil and gas sector, Antara News reported.

Indonesian Ambassador to Senegal, Mansyur Pangeran, stated: “Senegal views Indonesia as a country that is advanced in the use of petroleum exploration technology in the offshore and liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing.”

According to Petroleum Africa, Pangeran met Senegal’s Energy and Renewable Energy Development Minister, Thierno Alassane Sall, in Dakar mid-March to discuss the collaboration between the two parties.

“This meeting is an attempt to work on exploring opportunities for cooperation and promotion of the potential of each country in the areas of procurement and processing of energy resources,” he commented. This form of cooperation is expected to be carried out through the State-Owned Enterprises and private parties of both countries.

As the ambassador further explained, the Government of Senegal needs huge investments in the energy sector to meet its daily domestic energy demand of 500MW.

Recently, the African country discovered oil and gas reserves in the northern region, which are estimated at 500m barrels.