Eni’s chief executive Claudio Descalzi has confirmed that the ambitious operator is working on plans to accelerate the deployment of a second floating liquefied natural gas vessel in Mozambique.

Upstream earlier this month reported that the Italian energy major was eyeing a second FLNG vessel for Area 4 offshore Mozambique, building on its experience in Congo-Brazzaville where it is accelerating the development of shallow-water associated gas resources in partnership with contractor New Fortress Energy.