Anadarko sticks to Mozambique LNG project timeline

Anadarko Corporation is moving its Mozambique LNG project toward FID according to its current schedule following recent incidents in which one person was killed and six injured. 

To remind, Anadarko said in late February that there had been two related attacks on the road from Mocimboa da Praia to Afungi on Feb. 21. The attacks occurred approximately 20 kilometers from the project’s construction site.

In a statement on Wednesday, Anadarko said: “We have more fully assessed the Feb. 21 security event that occurred at a village on the road from Palma to Mocimboa da Praia approximately 20 kilometers away from the site of our future LNG facility.”

The company added: “The evidence to date indicates both the convoy and a car belonging to a contractor encountered an existing event, which did not directly target our contract personnel, nor the LNG project, nor airstrip. As previously reported, there was one fatality and six people sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Anadarko concluded: “The Mozambique Government recognizes security in the region requires additional attention and action. Accordingly, the Government is providing additional security resources in the area. Given this response and other ongoing security measures, we expect to continue moving the project toward FID according to our current schedule.”

Anadarko is developing Mozambique’s first onshore LNG facility consisting of two initial LNG trains with a total nameplate capacity of 12.88 MTPA to support the development of the Golfinho/Atum field located entirely within Offshore Area 1.

The company has recently signed several LNG offtake agreements in preparation for the Final Investment Decision for the project. Reuters has recently reported that the FID for Anadarko’s massive offshore natural gas block in Mozambique was expected to be ready by March or April, citing the chairman of Mozambique’s national oil company ENH.

According to Reuters, this was the first time any of the seven partners in the block had given a specific timeline regarding an investment plan for the block.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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