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GTL process to use gas produced offshore Mozambique

LNG Industry,

JOGMEC, ENH and Mitsui have signed a joint study agreement to commericialise the JAPAN-GTL Process, using gas produced offshore Mozambique. The decision to apply the GTL (gas-to-liquid) process was agreed in January at the Mozambique – Japan Investment Forum, in Maputo.

Joint study

JOGMEC and Mitsui are already considering how to progress with the joint study. JOGMEC visited Mozambique earlier in March to launch work at the local site, which is run under the cooperation of ENH.

The joint study will establish how best to apply and commercialise the JAPAN-GTL Process. The agreement has strengthened the relationship between the Mozambique and Japanese companies who, together with JOGMEC, will contribute to natural gas utilisation in Mozambique.

Offshore gas discoveries

Recent discoveries of large offshore gas fields in Mozambique have drawn global attention to the country. JOGMEC currently provides equity capital to Mitsui E&P Mozambique Area 1 Ltd, a Mitsui subsidiary, and holds participating interests in Rovuma Offshore Area 1 Block, Mozambique.

Mozambique LNG

Progress is currently underway on the front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the Mozambique LNG project. LNG produced from the project will be exported to global markets, including Japan. In addition to supplying the LNG project, the natural gas will be used domestically, contributing to the social and economic growth of Mozambique.

Edited from various sources by Katie Woodward

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