Mozambique LNG1 Co. Pte. Ltd., the jointly owned sales entity of the Mozambique Area 1 co-venturers, has signed a heads of agreement (HOA) with Tokyo Gas and Centrica for the long-term supply of LNG.
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…
“This off-take arrangement takes full advantage of Mozambique’s favorable central location, which enables Mozambique LNG to supply customers in both the European and Asian/Pacific markets. The innovative co-purchasing arrangement provides flexibility to assist both customers in proactively managing demand fluctuations in their own home markets.”
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 Corp., operates Offshore Area 1 with a 26.5% working interest. Co-venturers include ENH Rovuma Área Um, S.A. (15%), Mitsui E&P Mozambique Area1 Ltd. (20%), ONGC Videsh Ltd. (10%), Beas Rovuma Energy Mozambique Ltd. (10%), BPRL Ventures Mozambique B.V. (10%), and PTTEP Mozambique Area 1 Ltd. (8.5%).