Anadarko Petroleum orders engineering design project for natural gas processing unit in Mozambique

9 January 2013

A consortium made up of Fluor Corp and JGC Corp has been hired by Anadarko Moçambique Area 1 Limitada to draw up the front-end engineering and design project for a natural gas processing unit in Mozambique, Fluor Corp said Tuesday.

The unit will be located in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, 2,000 kilometres north of the Mozambican capital, Maputo, near the location of the oil block at which Anadarko Moçambique Area 1, a subsidiary of US group Anadarko Petroleum, is the operator.

According to the statement, the contract stipulates that the processing unit will have four modules, each capable of processing 5 million tons of gas per year and will include potential expansion to a total of 50 million tons of gas per year.

The natural gas processed at this unit will come from Area 1, operated by Anadarko Moçambique Area 1, as well as from Area 4, operated by Italian petrochemical group ENI.

The Area 1 block is operated by Anadarko Moçambique Area 1, with a stake of 36.5 percent, Mitsui E&P Mozambique Area 1, Ltd. (20 percent) and state Mozambican company Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH) with 15 percentBPRL Ventures Mozambique B.V. (10%), Videocon Mozambique Rovuma Ltd. (10 percent), both from India, and Thai state group PTT Exploration & Production (8.5 percent). (macauhub)