Eni says Coral Sul FLNG gets first gas off Mozambique

Italy’s Eni said on Saturday that the 3.4 mtpa Coral Sul FLNG has received its first gas supplies from the Coral South reservoir offshore Mozambique.

Following the introduction of gas in the plant, Coral Sul FLNG would be ready to achieve its first LNG cargo in the second half of 2022, adding Mozambique to the LNG producing countries, Eni said in a statement.

The unit which weighs about 220,000 tons left Samsung Heavy Industries’ Geoje yard in South Korea under tow on November 16 and arrived in Mozambique in early January.

Hydrocarbons introduction to the FLNG comes after the conclusion of the offshore commissioning activities.

These included completing mooring and connection to six underwater production wells in March and May 2022, respectively, Eni said.

According to Eni, Coral Sul is the first FLNG operating in ultra-deep waters, connected to an underwater system at a depth of around 2,000 meters.

With a length of 432 meters and width of 66 meters, it has the capacity to accommodate up to 350 people in its eight-story living quarter module.

Moreover, the FLNG will receive fuel from the Coral gas field in the Area 4 of the Rovuma basin, which has about 16 Tcf of gas in place.

Eni discovered Coral back in May 2012 and it operates the Area 4 along its partners ExxonMobil, CNPC, GALP, Kogas, as well as ENH.

Also, BP will buy all of the LNG produced at the FLNG as part of a long-term deal.

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