[Mozambique] Anadarko announces LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement with Shell
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation has announced the signing of a Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) between Mozambique LNG and Shell International Trading Middle East Ltd. (Shell) for 2 million tonnes of LNG per annum (MTPA) for a period 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,‘’ he added.
‘’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," intimated Mr. Ingram.
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 Corporation, operates Offshore Area 1 with a 26.5-percent working interest. Co-venturers include ENH Rovuma Área Um, S.A. (15 percent), Mitsui E&P Mozambique Area1 Ltd. (20 percent), ONGC Videsh Ltd. (10 percent), Beas Rovuma Energy Mozambique Limited (10 percent), BPRL Ventures Mozambique B.V. (10 percent), and PTTEP Mozambique Area 1 Limited (8.5 percent).
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation's mission is to deliver a competitive and sustainable rate of return to shareholders by exploring for, acquiring and developing oil and natural gas resources vital to the world's health and welfare. As of year-end 2017, the company had approximately 1.44 billion barrels-equivalent of proved reserves, making it one of the world's largest independent exploration and production companies.