Coral Sul floating LNG (FLNG) plant will load its first LNG cargo in Mozambique in second-half 2022, according to energy major Eni SPA, operator of the Area that has China National Petroleum Corp. as partner.
The upstream operator of Area 4 offshore Mozambique, Eni introduced natural gas from the 16-tcf Coral South reservoir to the 3.4-million tonne/year Coral Sul floating LNG (FLNG) plant.
Buit at the Samsung Heavy Industry Shipyards in South Korea, the FLNG arrived offshore Mozambique in early January 2022, was moored at 2,000-m water depths over Rovuma basin in March, and connected to six underwater production wells in May.
Eni’s (35.7%) partners in Coral South are ExxonMobil Corp. (35.7%), China National Petroleum Corp. (28.6%), Galp Energia SGPS SA (10%), Korea Gas Corp. (10%), and state-owned Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos de Mozambique EP (10%).
Eni Rovuma Basin operates the Coral Sul (South) project on behalf of the Area 4 partners. BP will buy all of the LNG produced at the unit as part of a long-term deal.
The FLNG will receive fuel from the Coral gas field in the Area 4 of the Rovuma Basin. Italy energy giant Eni discovered Coral back in May 2012 while the field has about 16 Tcf of gas in place.