Italian major Eni has struck a deal worth up $700 million to acquire an existing floating liquefied natural gas vessel for deployment at its innovative liquefaction development in Congo-Brazzaville, confirming an earlier Upstream report.

This project calls for fast-tracking the development of significant gas resources in the offshore Marine XII block via two LNG vessels.

Earlier this year, the operator signed a deal with New Fortress Energy to use one of its jack-up-based LNG concepts units, with Upstream reporting that Exmar’s Tango FLNG vessel was being considered as the other vessel, which has now been confirmed.