Tokyo Gas, Centrica to buy LNG from Anadarko’s Mozambique project
Anadarko has found buyers for liquefied natural gas to be produced from its Mozambique Area 1 project.
The company has said that Mozambique LNG1 Company Pte. Ltd., the jointly owned sales entity of the Mozambique Area 1 co-venturers, has signed a Heads of Agreement (HOA) with Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Gas) and Centrica LNG Company Ltd. (Centrica) for the long-term supply of LNG.
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.
The co-purchasing off-take agreement calls for the delivered ex-ship supply of 2.6 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) from the start-up of production until the early 2040s.
Mitch Ingram, Anadarko Executive Vice President, International, Deepwater & Exploration said:”At 2.6 MTPA, this HOA represents a significant portion of the marketing off-take target we have set for FID, and it further reinforces our previous updates on the project, which have stated our focus now is on converting these non-binding commitments into fully termed Sale and Purchase Agreements. Importantly, this HOA brings together the Anadarko-led Mozambique LNG project and two additional prestigious customers, and it is closely aligned with the Japanese government’s desire for a competitively priced and flexible long-term supply of LNG to enhance the nation’s energy security.”
Iain Conn, Centrica’s Group Chief Executive said: “As like-minded leading natural gas suppliers in our respective home countries, we are delighted to strengthen our strategic partnership with Tokyo Gas and expand our flexible LNG portfolio through this agreement with Mozambique LNG. Centrica has established strong LNG capabilities over the past few years and this agreement signed today demonstrates further progress in this growth area of our business.”
Commenting on the HoA, Takashi Uchida, Representative Director, President said: “For Tokyo Gas, we are hoping that our commitment will contribute to the start-up of the Mozambique LNG Project. We are very happy that through this first ever joint procurement with Centrica that utilizes the unique central location of Mozambique, we have created the foundation for flexible LNG transactions to occur between the European and Asian markets. I hope that through this innovative agreement, we can further diversify source and price index, which leads to enhancing our challenges of securing more competitive LNG.”
The project development plan, approved in March 2018, will see the project 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. This foundational project will pave the way for future expansion of up to 50 MTPA from Offshore Area 1.
The Golfinho/Atum Project will also supply initial volumes of approximately 100 million cubic feet of natural gas per day (MMcf/d) (50 MMcf/d per train) for domestic use in Mozambique.
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).