Anadarko Petroleum the operator in Mozambique Offshore Area 1 has said it has allocated approximately $200 million toward its LNG project, pre FID (final investment decision), for its’s portion of the costs associated with ongoing site preparation for the shared onshore facilities.
This even as the company says remains on track for FID consideration in the first half of 2019, and anticipates adjusting its capital-investment expectations associated with the Mozambique LNG project at the time of project sanction.
Additionally, progress was made on the offshore contractor and equipment providers, with recommendations for award awaiting Government of Mozambique approval. Site preparation activities are ongoing at the Afungi onshore site employing about 3000 Mozambicans.
During the last quarter, Area 4 which is owned and operated by third parties, elected to join the Anadarko-led resettlement and airstrip projects as a 50% participant.
Anadarko and its partners have discovered approximately 75 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of recoverable natural gas resources in Offshore Area 1.
Anadarko operates Offshore Area 1 with a 26.5-percent working interest. Co-venturers include ENH Rovuma Area Um (15 percent), Mitsui E&P Mozambique Area1 (20 percent), ONGC Videsh (10 percent), Beas Rovuma Energy Mozambique (10 percent), BPRL Ventures Mozambique (10 percent), and PTTEP Mozambique Area 1 (8.5 percent).