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Eni confirms interest in more hydrocarbon prospecting areas

The Italian multinational Eni is interested in obtaining rights to more hydrocarbon prospecting areas in Mozambique.

Giorgio Vicini, general director of Eni Rovuma Basin, the operator of the Coral Sul FNLG project, confirmed in an interview with Notícias that his company was participating in Mozambique’s 6th Licensing Round for the Concession of Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production Areas, promoted by the country’s National Petroleum Institute (INP), having pre-qualified in the first phase.

Vicini explained that Eni is now carrying out technical assessments to decide which areas to compete in.

“We are interested in the 6th Licensing Round organised by the INP. Eni qualified as an operator in the first phase of the tender and we are now carrying out technical assessments to choose the areas we will compete for,” Vicini said, without advancing further details.

The INP announced in July that the deadline for the Mozambique 6th Licensing Round had been extended from the original date of 31st August to November 11th, 2022. Results are scheduled to be announced on December 30, 2022.



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