ExxonMobil recently announced that it is looking for experts to carry out environmental baseline and geotechnical services for its three Mozambican exploration blocks in the Angoche Basin and Zambezi Delta.
ExxonMobil invites internationally recognised environmental and geotechnical data acquisition contractors to submit their expression of interest.
In October 2015, Mozambique’s National Petroleum Institute (INP) awarded contracts for the exploration of Block A5-B off the coast of the northern province of Nampula, and Blocks Z5-C and Z5-D off the coast of the central province of Sofala, to a partnership between ExxonMobil and the Russian company Rosneft. ExxonMobil is the operator, with a sixty per cent stake, whilst Rosneft has a twenty per cent share. The remaining twenty per cent stake is held by Mozambique’s National Hydrocarbon Company (ENH).
The Exploration, Production Concession Contract was approved by the government last October, and the consortium is expected to drill a minimum of ten wells – eight of which will be in deep water. According to today’s announcement, the water depths range from 1,000 to 2,500 metres.
The deadline for the expression of interest is 1 March 2019.