Ophir Energy has signed Heads of Agreements ('HoAs') for LNG offtake from the Fortuna FLNG project with six counterparties, all of whom are established LNG buyers in European and Asian markets.
Furthermore, the Management estimate of the gross capital expenditure required to first gas has been revised downwards from $800 million to $600 million (i.e. from $640 million to $480 million net to Ophir's 80% working interest) based on recent input from the ongoing upstream FEED work.
Ophir is selling 2.2 MTPA of LNG offtake, however the total demand requested under the HoAs has seen the offtake sold several times over. The HoAs are based on a variety of different pricing constructs with formulae that consist of either European gas market netbacks, oil indexation or a combination of both and that in some cases include the provision of a floor price.