Coral South sends first gas to FLNG offshore Mozambique
Italy’s Eni on June 18 said that Coral Sul FLNG has received the first gas from the Coral South project offshore Mozambique.
“Following the introduction of gas in the plant, Coral Sul FLNG will now be ready to achieve its first LNG cargo in the second half of 2022, adding Mozambique to the LNG-producing countries,” Eni said.
Eni is the upstream operator of Area 4 on behalf of its partners ExxonMobil, CNPC, GALP, Kogas and ENH. The FLNG arrived at the final operating site offshore Mozambique in early January 2022; mooring and connection to six underwater production wells were finalised in March and May 2022, respectively.
The Coral South project achieved a final investment decision in 2017; FLNG fabrication and construction activities started in September 2018 and were completed in 38 months as planned, with an FLNG sail away, from South Korea to Mozambique, in November 2021.
The Coral Sul FLNG has a gas liquefaction capacity of 3.4mn metric tons/year and will put in production 450bn m3 of gas from the Coral reservoir, located in the offshore Rovuma basin. Coral-Sul FLNG is the first floating LNG facility ever deployed in the deep waters of the African continent.