Offshore Area 1
To date, 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
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.
Mozambique LNG's marketing team has secured more than 8 million tonnes per annum (MMTPA) in non-binding long-term off-take agreements, which are now progressing toward binding Sales and Purchase Agreements (SPAs).
Mozambique government establishes decree law, an important step providing the legal and fiscal framework for oil and natural gas development.
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.
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.
Anadarko announces the Golfinho exploration well found a major natural gas discovery in the deep water Rovuma Basin area 1 block, in Mozambique.
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.
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.
Anadarko announces first deepwater discovery offshore Mozambique at the Windjammer prospect.
First drillship arrives in offshore Area 1.
Exploration contract with government of Mozambique begins.