Exxon and Qatar Petroleum are reportedly trying to acquire stakes from Eni and Anadarko in Mozambique

According to Worldoil, Exxon Mobil Corp. and Qatar Petroleum have teamed up to look at energy assets in Mozambique, home to some of the biggest natural gas discoveries in a generation, according to four people with knowledge of their plans.
The companies are considering buying stakes in gas fields owned by Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and Eni SpA. They have a strong relationship and often discuss potential investments, though no final agreement has been reached, the people said.
Mozambique’s discoveries in the Rovuma basin off its northern coast have attracted oil companies from Europe, the U.S. and China as the southern African country plans one of the world’s largest LNG projects. Investment from Exxon and state-owned Qatar Petroleum, which have partnered in joint ventures for at least 15 years, would bring much needed funds for development, not to mention a tax windfall to a nation grappling with a deepening debt crisis.