First export of gas from the Rovuma basin in 2022, ENI says

19 February 2019

Italian oil company ENI has announced that progress on the Rovuma basin project in Mozambique is on schedule and that the first gas export is due in the second half of 2022.


“The development scheme provides for the construction of FLNG (Floating liquefied natural gas rig) with a production capacity of 3.4 metric tonnes per year of liquefied natural gas, powered by six submerged production wells,” ENI told Portuguese news agency Lusa.


“The progress in the implementation of the activities for the Coral Sul deposit is on schedule and the start is expected in the second half of 2022,” added the spokeswoman for the Italian oil company.


The execution phase of Coral Sul, the first project in the huge gas reserves discovered in Mozambique, started in June 2017.


The Rovuma LNG project plan provides for the start of exploration in 2024 and production of about 22 trillion cubic feet over a 25-year period, including 1.4 trillion cubic feet for the Mozambican domestic market. (macauhub)