We have interests of 35.5% and 38%, respectively, in trains one and two of the Egyptian LNG (ELNG) plant. In January 2014, force majeure notices were issued under the LNG agreements as a result of domestic gas diversions severely restricting volumes available to ELNG. These notices remain in place. See “Oil and gas information”.
In 2014, we signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Mozambique national oil and gas company Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH) to formalise a partnership to conduct a full feasibility study for a potential GTL project. Following the outcome of the Mozambique domestic gas allocation public tender process in January 2017, where we were announced as one of three winners, we signed an MOU with the government for the project development work programme.
We have a 25.6% interest in Nigeria LNG Ltd, which operates six LNG trains.
We have a 60% interest in, and are the operator of, Blocks 1 and 4 offshore southern Tanzania. The blocks cover approximately 4,000 square kilometres of the Mafia Deep Offshore Basin and the northern part of the Rovuma Basin. In 2016, we completed drilling on all remaining wells. We continue to develop a potential LNG project with partners in Block 2 in line with the Block 1 and 4 appraisal programme agreed with the Tanzanian government. This includes discussion between the government and the partners in Blocks 1, 2 and 4 to agree the investment framework for the potential project. To enable the agreed appraisal programme to be carried out and progress the development of the project, the Block 1 licence was extended and we are engaging with the government to extend the Block 4 licence. The government has confirmed that the Block 4 licence, which was initially due to expire on October 31, 2017, remains in full force pending the grant of the licence extension.
Rest of Africa
We have a 17.9% share in the West African Gas Pipeline Company.