Anadarko gets Mozambique LNG, Golfinho-Atum approvals

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. received official approval from the Government of Mozambique for its Golfinho-Atum field development plan, including Mozambique LNG.

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. received official approval from the Government of Mozambique for its Golfinho-Atum field development plan, including Mozambique LNG. The plan outlines the integrated onshore project from the reservoir to the LNG market and is a culmination of progress made to date on the Mozambique LNG development.

Mozambique LNG will be the country’s first onshore LNG plant, initially consisting of two trains with total nameplate capacity of 12.88 million tonnes/year (mtpy) supporting development of the Golfinho-Atum fields located entirely within Offshore Area 1. The project paves the way for future expansion of up to 50 mtpy from Offshore Area 1. Golfinho-Atum will also supply initial volumes of about 100 MMcfd for domestic use in Mozambique.

"The approval of the development plan continues advancement toward a final investment decision (FID) as it builds upon other recent achievements, including the announcement of our long-term sale and purchase agreement with EDF, commencement of resettlement, and our ongoing work to secure project financing," said Mitch Ingram, Anadarko executive vice president, international & deepwater operations and project management (OGJ Online, Feb. 22, 2018).

Pending FID, Mozambique LNG should enter service in 2023.

Anadarko Moçambique Área 1 Lda, a wholly owned subsidiary of Anadarko, operates Offshore Area 1 with a 26.5% working interest. Co-venturers include ENH Rovuma Área Um SA (15%), Mitsui E&P Mozambique Area1 Ltd. (20%), ONGC Videsh Ltd. (10%), Beas Rovuma Energy Mozambique Ltd. (10%), BPRL Ventures Mozambique BV (10%), and PTTEP Mozambique Area 1 Ltd. (8.5%).

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