Eni East Africa SPA has let a contract to GE Oil & Gas for the supply of subsea production systems, ancillary equipment, and services for the Coral South floating LNG (FLNG) project in Area 4 offshore Mozambique. The agreement also covers future potential upstream projects on Area 4.
GE Oil & Gas will provide seven Christmas trees, three 2-slot manifolds with integrated distribution units, MB rigid jumpers, seven subsea wellheads with spare components, a complete topside control system to be installed on the FLNG facility, and associated services equipment and support including intervention workover control systems and landing strings, tools, spares, and technical assistance for installation, commissioning, and startup.
Eni also recently signed drilling, construction, and installation contracts for the project with JGC Corp., TechnipFMC PLC, and Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (OGJ Online, June 2, 2017).
Coral South FLNG is the first phase of Eni’s wider plan of development for Rovuma basin Area 4. It includes the installation of a 3.4 million-tonnes/year FLNG facility fed by six subsea wells and is expected to produce as much as 5 tcf of gas. Expected startup is in mid-2022.
Eni East Africa is co-owned by Eni SPA with 35.7% interest, ExxonMobil Corp. with 35.7%, and China National Petroleum Corp. with 28.6% (OGJ Online, Mar. 9, 2017). The remaining interests in Area 4 are held by Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos de Mozambique EP with 10%, Korea Gas Corp. with 10%, and Galp Energia SGPS SA with 10%.