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Anadarko advances Mozambique LNG plans

Oilfield Technology,

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation today announced that its Barquentine-2 appraisal well, located in Mozambique's Offshore Area 1 of the Rovuma Basin, encountered more than 230 net feet (70 m) of natural gas pay in high-quality Oligocene-age reservoirs. Barquentine-2 was the first appraisal well in the Windjammer, Barquentine and Lagosta complex, which is estimated to hold a minimum of 6 trillion ft3 of recoverable natural gas resources.

Anadarko Sr. Vice President, Worldwide Exploration Bob Daniels said, "We've also taken a major step toward the development of these substantial resources by awarding contracts for pre-FEED work for a prospective LNG plant. We have significant ongoing exploration and appraisal programs in the Rovuma Basin and look forward to advancing this important project that can provide long-term benefits for the people of Mozambique."

The Barquentine-2 appraisal well was drilled to a total depth of approximately 13,500 ft (4100 m) in approximately 5400 ft (1650 m) of water. The results of the Barquentine-2 appraisal well, which is located approximately 2 miles (3 km) east-southeast of the Barquentine-1 discovery well, also indicated that the Oligocene reservoirs are in static pressure communication between the wells.

KBR and Technip have already been awarded the contract to perform pre-FEED studies for an LNG plant in Mozambique. The pre-FEED studies are designed to help the partnership further assess the viability of developing an LNG facility to produce and process natural gas from the region.

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