The South African firm has partnered with Brazilian-Portuguese businessman to look for the crystalline form of carbon in a province fraught with considerable security risks.
The London businessman of Russian origin Serdar Karliev founded his latest firm, Zinnia Minerals, in Maputo on 6 September.
The French major no longer believes that it can restart its operations in Cabo Delgado in the next few months. Despite the presence of Rwandan soldiers, it has no way of guaranteeing even minimal security for several hundred contracted personnel on the LNG site.
The French oil giant is poised to resume its activities in the troubled Cabo Delgado province, where it intends to revive the construction of its LNG plant.
The Rwandan company has joined, at the last minute, the list of firms bidding to carry out preparatory work at the site of the Mozambique LNG project. French major TotalEnergies has a debt to pay to Rwanda for its role in restoring security in Cabo Delgado Province.
Jean Paul Rutagarama is actively involved in the mining industry and has followed in Paul Kagame's footsteps in Maputo, having already signed a partnership in gold refining with Kinshasa, thanks to the Rwandan head of state.