Eni-operated Coral South Project trains young Mozambicans ahead of Coral-Sul FLNG startup

Maputo (Mozambique), 1 June 2021 – On behalf of the Area 4 partners, Eni announced that eleven young Mozambican engineers travel today to South Korea for a six month on-the job training program, as a part of the intensive training delivered in the framework of the Coral South project. The training activities cover the most varied areas of Oil & Gas and are designed to meet the need for qualified professionals in Mozambique. A second group of 14 Mozambicans will also start training at a gas facility in Tunisia at the end of June, with other groups already planned in the coming months.

The trainees, who recently completed their degree in Maputo and Pemba, are part of the “200 program” launched by Eni in 2014 to facilitate and enhance the participation of national resources in Eni’s energy projects.

The engineers are part of 40 finalists that were recruited through selection campaigns carried out in 2019 and 2020, in various educational institutions in Maputo and Pemba. They received an initial training in Mozambique in English language and concepts of Oil & Gas and LNG, in a classroom setting. This was followed by specific training in the areas of health and safety, maritime/naval, maintenance, and technical laboratory services, delivered by the Eni Corporate University (ECU).The training activities were adapted to comply with Covid-19 safety measures while ensuring training quality and continuity.

The trainees are now travelling to Geoje, in South Korea, where construction activities of the Coral-Sul FLNG are ongoing, for on-the-job training and familiarization with the floating liquefaction plant. During their time abroad, trainees will be involved in daily operation activities, so as to be ready to join the project when Coral South project operations in Mozambique begin in 2022.

This initiative aims to enhance local content and skill development in Mozambique and is part of Eni’s commitment to contribute to the social and economic development of the communities and country where it operates.

Eni is the operator of the Coral South project on behalf of Area 4 partners, namely Eni, ExxonMobil, CNPC, Galp, KOGAS and Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos E.P.. 

Coral South project will put in production the considerable resources of the Coral gas field, discovered by Eni in 2012, through six ultra-deepwater wells at a water depth of around 2,000 meters, feeding via a full flexible system the Coral-Sul FLNG, currently being built in South Korea. Sail away of the FLNG is planned by the end of 2021 and gas production is expected to begin in 2022.

Eni Rovuma Basin BV is the delegated Operator leading the Coral South Project and construction and operation of upstream facilities in Area 4, in the Rovuma basin offshore north Mozambique.

Coral FLNG SA is a Special Purpose Entity established in Mozambique by Area 4 Partners, to manage the Coral-Sul FLNG.

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