Anadarko, EDF in long-term Mozambique LNG off-take deal

Anadarko has secured a deal with French Électricité de France, S.A., (EDF) for the sale of LNG to be produced from its Mozambique offshore gas field.

The off-take agreement calls for the supply of 1.2 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) for a term of 15 years. The deal has been signed between EDF and Anadarko’s partly-owned subsidiary Anadarko Moçambique Área 1.

“EDF is one of the world’s largest electric utilities, and reaching this SPA continues to validate Mozambique LNG’s position as a competitive long-term LNG supplier and as one of the world’s leading greenfield projects,” said Mitch Ingram, Anadarko Executive Vice President, International & Deepwater Operations and Project Management.

“Mozambique LNG is unique in its ability to supply LNG to a variety of geographic locations to serve its customers, and this SPA gives us flexible access to Europe, which is one of our key strategic markets. The EDF sale is included in the portfolio of sales of more than 5 MTPA for which we have agreed key terms, and we continue to advance additional off-take arrangements. We anticipate the future development of Mozambique LNG will open new opportunities for the country and serve as a growth platform for its ongoing development.”

Anadarko made its first discovery in the Offshore Area 1 of the deepwater Rovuma Basin back in 2010. The Anadarko-operated Mozambique LNG project will be Mozambique’s first onshore LNG development, initially consisting of two LNG trains with total nameplate capacity of 12.88 MTPA to support the development of the Golfinho/Atum fields located entirely within Offshore Area 1.

Anadarko Moçambique Área 1, Lda, a wholly owned subsidiary of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, operates Offshore Area 1 with a 26.5-percent working interest. Co-venturers include ENH Rovuma Área Um, S.A. (15 percent), Mitsui E&P Mozambique Area1 Ltd. (20 percent), ONGC Videsh Ltd. (10 percent), Beas Rovuma Energy Mozambique Limited (10 percent), BPRL Ventures Mozambique B.V. (10 percent), and PTTEP Mozambique Area 1 Limited (8.5 percent).

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