Italian major Eni is considering the possibility of deploying a second floating liquefied natural gas vessel in Mozambique.

The Milan-based player’s first FLNG vessel in the country — Coral Sul — arrived in Mozambican waters six months ago and is due to start up later this year, tapping gas from the deep-water Coral South field in Area 4.

Two sources with direct knowledge of Eni’s latest thinking on exploiting additional gas resources in Area 4 said that a second liquefaction unit is firmly on the company’s radar.