Woodlands-based Anadarko Petroleum has on Thursday signed a unitization and unit operating agreement to develop natural gas resources straddling the Offshore Area 1 and Offshore Area 4 blocks in Mozambique.
Mitch Ingram, Anadarko Executive Vice President, Global LNG said the company has already made progress in the Golfinho and Atum gas fields that are fully contained within the Anadarko-operated Offshore Area 1 block.
Anadarko and partners have discovered more than 75 Tcf of recoverable natural gas resources in Mozambique’s Offshore Area 1, which will be used to feed an initial two-train LNG development.
The UUOA, which frames the cooperation between the government of Mozambique, Anadarko and Eni, the operator of the Offshore Area 4, enables the advancement of the Prosperidade and Mamba straddling reservoirs, Anadarko said in a statement.
Under the UUOA terms, the Prosperidade and Mamba straddling natural gas reservoirs, which comprise the unit, will be developed in a separate but coordinated manner by the two operators until 24 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves (12 Tcf from each Area) have been developed.
All subsequent development of the unit will be pursued jointly by the Area 1 and Area 4 concessionaires through a joint-venture operator (50:50 Anadarko and Eni).
Anadarko additionally signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Mozambique to provide natural gas from its Mozambique LNG development for domestic use.
The parties agreed for Offshore Area 1 to provide initial volumes of approximately 50 million cubic feet of natural gas per day per train for domestic use in Mozambique.
Anadarko’s partners in the Offshore Area 1 are National Oil Company Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH), Mitsui E&P, Beas Rovuma Energy, BPRL Ventures Mozambique, ONGC Videsh and PTTEP Mozambique.
Eni owns an indirect stake in the Offshore Area 4 through Eni East Africa. Other partners are Galp Rovuma, Kogas, ENH and CNOOC that also owns an indirect interest through Eni East Africa.
LNG World News Staff