The Italian oil company Eni is interested in obtaining more areas for prospecting and researching hydrocarbons in Mozambique. Giorgio Vicini, general director of Eni Rovuma Basin, operator of the Coral Sul FNLG project, confirmed in an interview with Notícias that his company is interested in the sixth tender launched by the National Oil Institute (INP), having been qualified in the first phase.
The Eni managing director also explained that the company is now carrying out technical assessments to decide the areas for which it should bid.
“We are interested in the sixth tender organised by INP. Eni qualified as an operator in the first phase of the tender and now we are doing technical assessments to choose the areas for which we will bid,” Giorgio Vicini assured, without, however, advancing the number of such areas.
Launched in November 2021, the Sixth Tender for the Concession of Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production Areas had, according to data from the National Oil Institute (INP), 13 competing companies, with 12 having been pre-qualified, of which six are operators and the rest are non-operators.
From the list of companies provided by the INP, the operators are China National Offshore Oil Corporation Hong Kong Holding Limited “CNOOC”; SINOPEC International Energy Investment Limited; ENI, Mozambico SPA; ExxonMobil Mozambique (Offshore) Limited; Petro-China International Iraq FZE; and Total Energies EP New Venture.