The Italian oil company Eni is looking for a partner to conduct new offshore drilling near Area 4 in the Rovuma Basin, in the province of Cabo Delgado, next year.

Therefore, the oil company, which is already exploring natural gas with the Coral Sul project, will hire a platform to drill, complete, and assess four wells. According to Notícias, Eni shared this information on Wednesday (13th), without, however, disclosing the objectives of the plan. It is known, however, that the concessionaire of Area 4 in Rovuma has plans to install a second floating natural gas exploration platform off the northern coast of Mozambique. This plan is considered the most efficient method to maximize the area’s potential. The installation of a second platform is subject to government approval, and it is estimated to cost seven billion dollars. According to Eni, the new structure, which is expected to start production in the second half of 2027, will have a nominal water depth of three thousand meters and a minimum drilling depth of 5,500 meters.