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Etinde gas export project hangs in doubt

New reserve assessments and government talks will shape the Cameroon project's future

The Etinde gas export project in Cameroon was once touted as a candidate for one of the world's first floating LNG (FLNG) facilities. But, if liquids take centre stage there, its gas will likely take a different route to international markets, the chief executive of a former operator of the project tells Petroleum Economist. The standalone FLNG option is "a less compelling proposition than it once was", says Eli Chahin, chief executive of AIM-listed producer Bowleven, Etinde's former operator, which retains a 25pc stake in the development. He hopes a final investment decision (FID) on the project will be taken by early 2020. "Given what has been discovered to date, and the prospects of add

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