Under agreements with Total E&P Mozambique Area 1 Limitada, ASX-listed Worley will provide engineering, consulting and specialist engineering to deliver onshore and offshore subsea facilities for the development of the Mozambique LNG project
Provided under two master service agreements, the services will be executed by Worley’s local Mozambique operation with support from the company’s global businesses including Advisian. Worley has supported the LNG development, located on the Afungi peninsula in Cabo Delgado province, since gas was first discovered there in 2010.
With FID taken in June 2019, the Mozambique LNG project will be Mozambique’s first onshore LNG development, initially consisting of two LNG trains with total nameplate capacity of 12.88 mta to support the development of the Golfinho/Atum fields located within Offshore Area 1. The project has secured in aggregate 11.1 mta of long-term LNG sales with LNG buyers in Asia and in Europe. Additionally, the project is expected to have a significant domestic gas component for in-country consumption to help fuel future economic development.
Total is also reportedly studying the possibility of developing two additional liquefaction trains based on the Area 1 resources. Area 1 contains more than 60Tn cubic feet (Tcf) of gas resources, of which 18 Tcf will be developed with the first two trains. The project is expected to come into production by 2024.
Designated as ‘first mover’ by the Mozambique Government, Area 1 will be responsible for constructing the support facilities to be shared between Area 1 and Area 4 projects, which will include the materials offloading facility and the LNG marine terminal.
Total closed on its acquisition of Anadarko’s 26.5% operating interest in Mozambique LNG project under an agreement with Occidental in September for a purchase price of US$3.9Bn.
Other stakeholders in the Mozambique LNG project are ENH Rovuma Área Um, SA (15%), Mitsui E&P Mozambique Area1 Ltd (20%), ONGC Videsh Ltd (10%), Beas Rovuma Energy Mozambique Limited (10%), BPRL Ventures Mozambique BV (10%), and PTTEP Mozambique Area 1 Limited (8.5%).