See also:
» 22.01.2010 - Mozambique to award gas tenders
» 08.10.2009 - Environmentalists condemn Mozambique's planned damming of Zambezi
» 22.05.2009 - Mozambique's refinery project hit by a cash setback
» 07.05.2009 - Electricity sectors in Angola and Mozambique ripe for investment, report
» 23.04.2009 - Mozambique signs $30 million deal for gas exploration
» 15.04.2008 - China invests $60 million in Mozambique
» 14.02.2008 - Mozambique cuts fuel prices
» 29.11.2007 - Mozambique takes over Cahora Bassa Dam











China wholesale online through DHgate.com


Finn autentiske matoppskrifter fra hele verden på Verdensmat.no:
Gazpacho Børek Kartoffelsalat Taboulé Gulasj Albóndigas Cevapi Rougaille Japrak sarma Zwiebelbrot Klopse Giouvetsi Paella Pljeskavica Pica pau Pulpo a la gallega Flammkuchen Langosj Tapenade Chatsjapuri Pasulj Lassi Kartoffelpuffer Tortilla Raznjici Knödel Lentejas Bœuf bourguignon Korianderchutney Brenneslesuppe Proia Sæbsi kavurma Sardinske calamares


Autentiske matoppskrifter fra hele verden finner du på Verdensmat.no:
Réunion Portugal Aserbajdsjan Serbia Tyskland Seychellene Bosnia Spania Libanon Belgia India Kroatia Hellas Italia Ungarn Komorene Georgia Mauritius Østerrike Romania Frankrike


Mozambique
Economy - Development

Major gas discovery off Mozambique

Gas discoveries off Mozambique's northern coast

© Anadarko/afrol News
afrol News, 9 February
- A US oil company has announced "a string of major deepwater natural gas discoveries off the coast of Mozambique." The discoveries believed to be are large enough to secure commercial use.

The Tubarao discovery well off the coast of northern Mozambique had encountered large quantities of natural gas pay "in a high-quality" reservoir that is separate and distinct from earlier offshore discoveries in the nearby Rovuma Basin, the US oil company Anadarko Petroleum Corporation announced.

"The discovery at the Tubarao prospect opens an entirely new play style, which has additional opportunities in Mozambique's Offshore Area 1," Anadarko Vice President Bob Daniels commented. "This is our fourth significant discovery in the offshore Rovuma Basin," he added.

While the discoveries are of a major size, there is still much work before a possible commercial exploitation of the gas reservoir at Tubarao could be considered. More discovery wells are to be drilled, the data are to be analysed and test drilling needs to be done.

Further, capital has to be raised for a possible gas platform to be installed at the deepwater discovery and for the needed infrastructure to receive and distribute the gas.

Mozambique is already a gas producer, but at a very limited level, with the country's significant onshore gas reserves being the first to be commercially exploited. Three major onshore gas fields have been discovered, but despite great energy needs in Mozambique and neighbouring South Africa, a large-scale production still has not been assured.

South Africa's Sasol and Mozambique's Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH) are planning to invest in an increased onshore gas production at the Pande field in Mozambique's southern Inhambane Province, aiming at reaching nearby South African markets.

Recently, there have also been made major offshore discoveries of natural gas, with Ruvoma being the most significant so far. The large deepwater gas discovery in the Rovuma Basin was also made by Anadarko, only one year ago.


- Create an e-mail alert for Mozambique news
- Create an e-mail alert for Economy - Development news


 
    Printable version


On the Afrol News front page now

Rwanda
Rwanda succeeds including citizens in formal financial sector

afrol News - It is called "financial inclusion", and it is a key government policy in Rwanda. The goal is that, by 2020, 90 percent of the population is to have and actively use bank accounts. And in only four years, financial inclusion has doubled in Rwanda.

Famine warning: "South Sudan is imploding"

afrol News - The UN's humanitarian agencies now warn about a devastating famine in Sudan and especially in South Sudan, where the situation is said to be "imploding". Relief officials are appealing to donors to urgently fund life-saving activities in the two countries.
Guinea
Panic in West Africa after Ebola outbreak in Guinea

afrol News - Fear is spreading all over West Africa after the health ministry in Guinea confirmed the first Ebola outbreak in this part of Africa. According to official numbers, at least 86 are infected and 59 are dead as a result of this very contagious disease.
Ethiopia
Ethiopia tightens its already strict anti-gay laws

afrol News - It is already a crime being homosexual in Ethiopia, but parliament is now making sure the anti-gay laws will be applied in practical life. No pardoning of gays will be allowed in future, but activist fear this only is a signal of further repression being prepared.
Ethiopia
Ethiopia plans Africa's biggest dam

afrol News / Africa Renewal - Ethiopia's ambitious plan to build a US$ 4.2 billion dam in the Benishangul-Gumuz region, 40 km from its border with Sudan, is expected to provide 6,000 megawatts of electricity, enough for its population plus some excess it can sell to neighbouring countries.



front page | news | countries | archive | currencies | news alerts login | about afrol News | contact | advertise | español 

©  afrol News. Reproducing or buying afrol News' articles.

   You can contact us at mail@afrol.com