ExxonMobil signed two agreements January 13 relating to the Ca Voi Xanh (Blue Whale) gas project offshore Vietnam. The project could fuel at least four power plants shortly after scheduled first gas in 2023. “The Ca Voi Xanh field is located about 80 km offshore central Vietnam and is an important natural gas discovery in Vietnam that has the potential to fuel the country’s economic growth.”
PVEP said the project could supply enough gas for power plants with total capacity of 3 GW and also allow expansion for the petrochemical or power sectors. It said total investment in the project chain could be $10bn, contributing $20bn to state coffers.
ExxonMobile-PetroVietnam sign Blue Whale gas project agreement, Natural Gas World, Jan 14, 2017
South China Sea [Bien Dong] Reserves and Resources, U.S. Energy Information Agency, Feb 7, 2013