Our activity in Mozambique

We operate in Mozambique in the exploration, development and production of hydrocarbons and natural gas, as well as in the refining and chemicals sectors. With the Coral South gas extraction project, launched just five years after its approval, Mozambique is now a leadeing player in the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) market. The benefits are multiple: job growth, greater stability for energy supplies for the domestic market and towards Europe, and diversification of supply sources. We are also developing the Rovuma LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) gas production and liquefaction project, which will help consolidate the role of Mozambique as an energy producer. The local production of vegetable oil allows the country to be an active part of our strategy to develop bioenergy for increasingly sustainable mobility and contributes to the expansion of Eni's biorefining activities through the production of agro-feedstock.

Country profile

Activity start date: 2006 - present

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Bioenergy
Bioenergy
Chemistry
Chemistry
Oil & Gas
Oil & Gas
Refining
Refining
Community health
Community health
Economic diversification
Economic diversification
Education
Education

Mozambique Rovuma Venture S.p.A. (MRV)
Eni Foundation

ExxonMobil

China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC)

Galp – Petróleos e Gás de Portugal SGPS, S.A.

Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS)

Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos E.P. (ENH)

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How we operate in the country

A promising future thanks to the gas of Coral South and Rovuma LNG

The Coral South project is operational thanks to the discovery of vast gas resources in the Coral, Mamba and Agulha fields located in the deep waters of Area 4 of the Rovuma Basin. The project, which places  the country on the international stage of LNG production and export,  was launched in line with the envisaged schedule and costs thanks to effective planning, the support of partners and the Mozambique government. The technological core of the project is the Coral Sul FLNG (Floating Liquid Natural Gas) plant, a ship built according to the most stringent energy efficiency standards, through which the gas is liquefied and exported. In parallel, the Rovuma LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) project is currently under development is  for the production, liquefaction and commercialization of natural gas from three fields in the Mamba complex, also situated in Area 4 and which we consider the new frontier in the global oil and gas  industry. The area is also used for the cultivation of oilseeds by local agro-industrial companies and for the production of vegetable oil, which will be used as a raw material in Eni's biorefineries.

Numerous initiatives to support the population and biodiversity

We promote local development and accelerate the country’s energy transition. We support the protection of people and biodiversity. We have started a large-scale distribution of improved stoves among the population. In collaboration with the national government, we intervene in various areas: education and technical training, food safety and nutrition, healthcare, access to energy and economic diversification, with particular reference to micro-enterpreneurship in the agricultural sector. Forest protection and conservation initiatives are active, as are projects and programmes to support primary and early childhood education. 

Highlights

Below are a few figures to illustrate our activities in the country.

2,400
bln m³

gas resources in site


32.4
bcf/d

gas produced in 2022


15.2
mln ton

LNG exported from Rovuma per year


30
K ton/y

production capacity of first agri-hub


2,400
bln m³

gas resources in site

32.4
bcf/d

gas produced in 2022

15.2
mln ton

LNG exported from Rovuma per year

30
K ton/y

production capacity of first agri-hub

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Our history in Mozambique

Through the launch of exploration, production, development and liquefaction of gas activities, we consolidate our leading role in the country.

November

2022

November

2021

June

2017

February

2016

2006

The first LNG cargo has departed from Coral Sul FLNG

The export of the first cargo of liquefied natural gas represents a new and important step in Eni’s strategy of Eni, which focuses gas as an energy source.

The Coral-Sul FLNG sets sail for Mozambique

The FLNG, departing from Geoje (South Korea) will be towed and anchored in the Rovuma Basin.

The Coral South project is underway

The result achieved just three years after the drilling of the last exploratory well allows the country to enter the global gas market for the first time.

Approval of the Coral field development plan

The giant discovery made in 2012, proves the existence of a high-quality field with excellent productivity.

First activities launched in country

After years of exploration, between 2011 and 2014, supergiant natural gas resources were discovered in the Rovuma Basin.

The Coral South project in detail

3D reconstructions, videos and figures: browse our special report and discover the big LNG project off the coast of Mozambique.

The Coral South l FLNG in augmented reality

Eni Rovuma Basin BV - Mozambique Branch

Rua Dos Desportistras 733 - Building JAT 6.3

Maputo

Mozambique

Last update: 23 June 2023


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