Sasol, even while seeing lower earnings in the year ended June 2017, increased its natural gas, condensate and crude oil production in Mozambique and Gabon.The company said that natural gas production from Mozambique had increased from 11.3 Bcf/d to 16.4 Bcf/d.
“(The) increase in production is due to our efforts to de-bottleneck the production facility and the increase in the gas transformation capacity to 169 Bcf,” Sasol said.
The gas in Mozambique, from the Pande and Temane fields, is transported through a 865km pipeline from Temane to Secunda in South Africa and markets in Mozambique.
The company plans to expand this production with the drilling of more than a dozen wells. It also will see oil production from Mozambique in the near future if things go as planned. Sasol is also working on plans to build an integrated oil and LPG facility and a gas processing train at the central processing facility to process the additional gas.
In Gabon, Sasol said crude oil production is up from last year’s 1,339 bpd to 1,529 bpd. It said that the increase is mainly from new wells from the Etame Expansion Project and South Etame and North Tchibala coming on line.
The comparative crude oil production volumes for Gabon have been restated to exclude royalties to reflect the net production volume throughout, Sasol said