The National Hydrocarbons Company (SNH) is giving a little more detail this May on its current expansion project for the LNG carrier Hilli Episeyo, the floating natural gas liquefaction unit (FLNG) , off Kribi, in southern Cameroon.

The Company reveals that thanks to its Franco-British partner Perenco, Cameroon has entered into negotiations with Golar (British) and Gazprom (Russian), in connection with the extension of the lifespan of the Hilli Episeyo, whose end of the project is planned for 2026.

Negotiations between the parties also concern the acceleration of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) production through this floating unit operated by Golar. This could boost LNG production in Kribi where the total quantity exported in 2019 is estimated at 1.2 million tonnes.

According to SNH, the extension of the service life of the Hilli Episeyo can be made possible thanks to a new discovery of hydrocarbons. Thus, SNH plans to build a pipeline between the known gas fields in the Rio Del Rey area and the Hilli Episeyo, or move the floating liquefaction unit to develop the said fields.


Source: Agence Ecofin