Mozambique approves gas field development plan for Anadarko Petroleum group

6 March 2018

US-based Anadarko Petroleum reported that Mozambique’s government has approved the development plan for the Golfinho/Atum field in the Rovuma Area 1 block in the north of the country, according to a statement released in Houston.

The development plan sets out the steps for the natural gas in that block to reach consumer markets, and the statement adds that the plan is the culmination of substantial progress made both technically and commercially in the natural gas project operated by the Anadarko Petroleum group.

The Mozambique LNG1 Company consortium, which brings together the interests of the groups and companies involved in natural gas exploration in that block, will be developed on land and will initially consist of two LNG trains with a capacity of 12.88 million tons per year.

The development plan allows for future expansion up to 50 million tons per year, with the Golfinho/Atum field expected to produce around 100 million cubic feet of natural gas per day or 50 million per processing unit for domestic consumption in Mozambique.

The consortium that explores the Area 1 block includes Anadarko Moçambique Area 1, Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Anadarko Petroleum group, with a 26.5% stake, ENH Rovuma Area Um, a subsidiary of state-owned Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos, with 15%, Mitsui E&P Mozambique Area1 Ltd. (20%), ONGC Videsh Ltd. (10%), Beas Rovuma Energy Mozambique Limited (10%), BPRL Ventures Mozambique BV (10%), and PTTEP Mozambique Area 1 Limited (8.5%). (macauhub)