The Project

The Resource


February 2018

Golfinho/Field Development Plan Approved

February 2018

Mozambique LNG enters into SPA with Électricité de France


July 2017

Completion of Core Components of the Legal & Contractual Framework


December 2016

The Resettlement Plan is formally approved and the Development Plan for Golfinho-Atum is submitted.


May 2015

Anadarko, on behalf of the participants in Mozambique's Offshore Area 1, announces the selection of a consortium consisting of CB&I, Chiyoda Corporation and Saipem (CCS JV) for the initial development of the onshore LNG park in Mozambique.

October 2015

Independent certification of reserves was completed to support a two-train development.


December 2014

Mozambique government establishes decree law, an important step providing the legal and fiscal framework for oil and natural gas development.


April 2013

Anadarko announces that it found 190 net feet of natural gas pay at its Orca-1 discovery well in the Rovuma Basin. This discovery adds an estimated seven to 20 trillion cubic feet of recoverable resources and provides potential cost advantages for future development options.


December 2012

Anadarko reaches Heads of Agreement (HOA) with Eni, establishing foundational principles for the coordinated development of the common natural gas reservoirs spanning both Mozambique's Offshore Area 1 (operated by Anadarko) and Offshore Area 4 (operated by Eni). Additionally, multiple Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) contracts are awarded for both onshore LNG construction and offshore installation.

May 2012

Anadarko announces the Golfinho exploration well found a major natural gas discovery in the deep water Rovuma Basin area 1 block, in Mozambique.


February 2011

Anadarko announces the Tubarão discovery well encountered more than 110 net feet (34 meters) of natural gas pay in a high-quality Eocene-age reservoir that is separate and distinct from the hydrocarbon accumulations in Anadarko's three previous discoveries.


November 2010

Drilling at the Lagosta prospect found more than 550 net feet (168 meters) of natural gas pay. Combined with the previous discoveries, the resource size threshold necessary to support a liquefied natural gas development is exceeded. 

February 2010 

Anadarko announces first deepwater discovery offshore Mozambique at the Windjammer prospect.


November 2009

First drillship arrives in offshore Area 1.


December 2007

Exploration contract with government of Mozambique begins.

Offshore Area 1

To date, approximately 75 Tcf of recoverable natural gas has been discovered in the Offshore Area 1 the equivalent of a 12 billion barrel oil field. The results to date of the drillstem testing (DST) program in the Prosperidade and Golfinho/Atum complexes demonstrate the outstanding flow characteristics of the reservoirs. Each flow test successfully flowed at facility-constrained rates of 90 to 100 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d), which supports well designs of 100 to 200 MMcf/d.

Progress & Milestones