Anadarko Petroleum has announced that Mozambique LNG1 Company Pte. Ltd., the jointly owned sales entity of the Mozambique Area 1 co-venturers, has signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Shell International Trading Middle East Ltd. (Shell). The SPA is for 2 million tonnes of LNG per annum (MTPA) for a term of 13 years.
‘We are very pleased to announce this SPA with Shell, which builds upon previously announced deals and takes our total long-term sales to more than 7.5 MTPA, with additional deals expected in the near future,’ said Mitch Ingram, Anadarko Executive Vice President, International, Deepwater & Exploration.
‘With demand for LNG expected to grow worldwide in the middle of the next decade, Shell’s strong global reputation in LNG, combined with Mozambique LNG’s significant resource and favorable geographic location, create a unique opportunity to provide customers with a long-term, reliable supply of clean energy. Mozambique LNG is extremely pleased to have Shell onboard as a foundation customer, and the Shell deal adds to our growing list of high-quality customers demonstrating the excellent progress we are making toward our stated goal of taking a final investment decision during the first half of this year. We are confident that through this deal, LNG from Mozambique will find its way to a diverse number of markets across the globe.’
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-percent working interest. Co-venturers include ENH Rovuma Área Um (15 percent), Mitsui E&P Mozambique Area1 (20 percent), ONGC Videsh(10 percent), Beas Rovuma Energy Mozambique (10 percent), BPRL Ventures Mozambique(10 percent), and PTTEP Mozambique Area 1 (8.5 percent).