• Felix Tsourakis

Mozambique: Why 2020 is the best year to invest in the country

Mozambique has become one of the most-discussed oil and gas industries in Africa following its large discoveries and competitive terms. Most of the key global IOCs are actively involved or looking into getting involved in Mozambique, aiming to be part of one of the fastest growing LNG industries in Africa


The fastest growing LNG producer in Africa


Mozambique possesses tremendous natural gas reserves, being named as one of the largest proved natural gas reserve holders in Africa.

The country is estimated to hold over 100 trillion cubic feet, with the potential to discover more than double of that, during exploration.


Mozambique LNG: More than $15 billion will enter the country's market in 2020

Currently, Mozambique has two active onshore fields in Pande and Temane, operated by Sasol, with a proven reserve capacity of 2.6 TcF. These fields provide South Africa with natural gas, and will continue to do so for the next 25 years.

In the past four years, all eyes have turned to the Rovuma Basin, where major multinational companies have been investing to kickstart exploration and production. Total, Mitsui, ONGC, PTTEP, ENI, Exxonmobil, and more have already invested more than 20 billions in the area.


In October 2019, the Rovuma LNG project was announced, with the construction of two natural gas liquefaction plants on the way. The plants will produce more than 15 million tonnes of LNG annually.

Major contracts worth more than $15 billion are on the way


During August 2020, 68 new US companies signed contracts to supply services for Mozambique’s $23 billion LNG processing plant. Individual contracts surpassed $1.8 billion, and focus on the supply of equipment and services for engineering, procurement and construction.



Mozambique's top LNG experts and investors discuss the latest opportunities with IN-VR at the Mozambique:TEOS.

Furthermore, Saipem and Subsea 7 signed a major contract for subsea work in Mamba.The European joint venture continues on-track for the Eni gas field that will feed the Rovuma liquefaction trains.


In addition to that, Total signed a security pact with the government of Mozambique, committing to invest more in the security and operation of its projects in the country.

With major IOCs and service providers investing in the country, and even more upstream and midstream contracts on the way, this is the best time to enter Mozambique and position your company as an industry leader.

Take part in Mozambique’s multi-billion opportunities

Meet with Dr. Carlos Zacarias, President of National Institute of Petroleum of Mozambique and find out the latest news on Mozambique's new LNG projects, exploration updates and upstream opportunities.


Discover new opportunities in Africa and how you can enter Mozambique's growing LNG market, in Africa's official online meeting space, the Africa Upstream, LNG & Gas Summit on October 22nd.

Early bird tickets expire soon! Buy your ticket before Friday 11th September and save 30%! Do not miss your opportunity to get new clients, exclusive introductions to potential clients, and showcase your projects.

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