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XOM, Eni submit development plan for Rovuma LNG project
2018/07/10
Partners ExxonMobil and Eni announced that they have submitted the development plan for Phase 1 of the Rovuma LNG project to the government of Mozambique.
Partners ExxonMobil and Eni announced that they have submitted the development plan for Phase 1 of the Rovuma LNG project to the government of Mozambique. The plan details the proposed design and construction of two LNG trains with a production capacity of 7.6 MMT/Y each.
ExxonMobil will lead the construction and operation of the LNG plant on behalf of the joint venture. Eni will head the construction and operation of upstream facilities, enabling the gas produced offshore in the Area 4 block to be processed onshore. A final investment decision (FID) by the Area 4 joint venture partners is scheduled for 2019, with LNG production slated for 2024.
Marketing activities are progressing, with negotiations on sales and purchase agreements underway, targeting completion in parallel with the development plan approval process, the project’s partners said while didn’t say when they expect approval from the government.
Meanwhile, Mozambique's national petroleum institute (INP) vice-president of exploration Augusto Macuvele said that the government will approve a development plan for the Rovuma LNG project by October as he expects the review of the proposal to take three months.

Source(s) GLNGI Staff, Reuters, ExxonMobil