In detail:

  • the main activities related to the G&P sector conducted by Eni in Mozambique with the support of proprietary seismic processing technologies e-dva™
  • a focus on the initial development phases aimed at the discovery of Coral and the straddling resources of Mamba
  • Eni offices and contacts in the country

Exploration & Production

Eni has been present in Mozambico since 2006 and is currently operator in the country with a share of 25% in Area 4 offshore Rovuma basin with a "dual exploration" model with Exxon. This is a new frontier for the global hydrocarbon industry thanks to the extraordinary gas discoveries that have been made following an intense exploration campaign in the space of just three years. The set-up of the Area 4 joint venture is as follows: Eni 25%; Exxon 25%; CNPC 20%; Kogas, Galp and ENH 10% each. Eni will continue to lead all upstream activities in Area 4 as well as the development of the Coral Floating LNG project. Exxon will lead the construction and operation of natural gas liquefaction facilities onshore.

Development: the initial stages of the development programme targeted to the discovery of Coral and a part of the Mamba straddling resources. In November 2015, in accordance with the Legislative Decree approved in December 2014, which defines the tax regime for the Rovuma Basin and the rules for the onshore liquefaction projects, the licence holders of Area 4 (operated by Eni) and Area 1 (operated by Anadarko) signed a Unitization and Unit Operating Agreement (UUOA) that regulates the development of the Mamba and Prosperidade straddling gas reservoirs. In addition, the two operators jointly proposed to the authorities the allocation of onshore areas for the construction of liquefaction plants. The Mamba project foresees, in the initial stage, the construction of two onshore LNG trains with a combined capacity of 10 million tons/year and the drilling of 16 subsea wells, with start-up in 2022, for the production of 340 billion cubic metres of gas, according to the independent development plan but coordinated with the operator of Area1. The FID is expected in 2017. In February 2016, the development programme for the first phase of the Coral discovery was approved by the country’s Authorities. The project plans to bring 140 billion cubic metres of gas into production through the construction of a floating plant for the treatment, liquefaction and storage of gas (Floating LNG - FLNG) with a capacity of 3.4 million tons/year, supplied by 6 subsea wells with start-up in 2021. In September 2015, the project received an Environmental Licence at the end of a process of environmental and social assessment which involved local communities and authorities. A contract award recommendation was issued for the construction, installation and commissioning phases of the FLNG and the supply of subsea facilities, as well as the drilling rigs. A long-term LNG sales contract has also been finalised. The FID is expected in 2016, following the approval of all contracts and trade agreements by the Mozambican authorities and the project partners.

Offices & contacts

Exploration & Production

Eni East Africa – Mozambique Branch

Edificio JAT-V block 3 1st – 4th floors

Rua dos desportistas n.918

Maputo - Mozambique

Phone: +258 21344500/1

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