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Eni and Anadarko Petroleum Corporation signed a Heads of Agreement (HOA) establishing foundational principles for the coordinated development of common natural gas reservoirs in the offshore Mozambique. The two companies also agreed jointly to plan and to construct common onshore LNG liquefaction facilities in the Cabo Delgado Province of northern Mozambique with an eventual capacity of 50 million tonnes per year.

As a comparison, Qatar, the world’s largest LNG producer, has an annual capacity of some 79 million tonnes, with 42 million tonnes from Qatargas and 37 million tonnes from Rasgas.

Afungi LNG Park conceptual 10-train layout. Source: Anadarko. Click to enlarge.

The HOA will facilitate a development program whereby Eni and Anadarko will conduct separate yet coordinated offshore activities, spanning both Area 4, operated, by Eni and Area 1, operated by Anadarko.

Eni is the operator of Area 4 with a 70% participating interest. The other partners of the joint venture are GalpEnergia (10%), KOGAS (10%) and ENH (10%, carried through the exploration phase).

Anadarko is the operator of the Offshore Area 1 Block with a 36.5% working interest. Coventurers include Mitsui E&P Mozambique Area 1, Limited (20%), BPRL Ventures Mozambique B.V. (10%), Videocon Mozambique Rovuma 1 Limited (10%) and PTT Exploration & Production Plc (8.5%). Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos, ep’s (ENH) 15% interest is carried through the exploration phase.

Multiple FEED (Front End Engineering Design) contracts have been awarded for both offshore installation and onshore LNG construction. The offshore FEEDs will be performed by Technip USA, Inc.; a joint venture comprised of Subsea 7 (US) LLC and Saipem SA; and a joint venture comprised of McDermott, Inc. and Allseas USA Inc.

Subject to final contract execution, independent, competitive LNG FEEDs will be performed by three parties: a joint venture comprised of JGC Corporation and Fluor Transworld Services, Inc.; a joint venture comprised of an affiliated company of CB&I and Chiyoda Corporation; and International Bechtel Co. Ltd.

The FEEDs will develop an overall LNG park plan allowing the capability to produce approximately 50 million tonnes of LNG per annum (MMTPA) in future years. Each of the LNG FEEDs will deliver designs for an initial development consisting of four liquefaction trains with capacity of 5 MMTPA per train. The FEEDs will culminate in the delivery of a full engineering, procurement and construction plan, and a lump-sum turnkey price for the initial two 5-MMTPA trains, as well as associated common facilities. Specifics regarding the second two 5-MMTPA trains will be developed during the FEED process.


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