GNL Golar and its partners Perenco and the National Hydrocarbons corporation SNH plan to increase floating LNG plant Hilli Episeyo’s yearly production capacity from 1.2Million to 1.4 Million tons in 2022.
The plant monetizes gas from the Sanaga Sud field, in MLHP-4 Block in the offshore area of the central Douala Basin.
Commissioned in 2018, FLNG Hilli Episeyo has 2.4Million tonnes of liquefaction capacity.
Golar says that the plant has delivered 100 percent commercial uptime since first gas in 2018.
According to the agreement binding the parties, Perenco and SNH have the option to increase the production capacity by an additional 200,000 tons yearly from January 2023 to 2026, which marks the end of the current contract.
Should the parties decide to go this route, they will confirm it in Q3-2022.
Perenco and SNH intend to assess the potential of two to three additional gas wells and start drilling them this year in a bid to increase the upstream capacity in 2022 in preparation for the production.