Christmas brings Prelude start-up

Shell’s Prelude Floating LNG project has commenced production over the Christmas break.

On Christmas Day, Shell announced the project had entered its initial phase of production where gas and condensate was produced and moved through the facility, after which the facility would be stabilised for production of LPG and LNG.

Located in the Browse Basin 475 km northeast of Broome, the Prelude FLNG project is the largest offshore facility ever constructed.

The facility has a production capacity of at least 5.3 mtpa of liquids, including 3.6 mtpa of LNG, 1.3 mtpa of condensate and 0.4 mtpa of liquified petroleum gas.

Yields from the facility will be directly exported from the vessel by visiting tankers.

Shell has a 67.5 per cent interest in the venture; partners Inpex (17.5 per cent), CPC (5 per cent) and KOGAS (10 per cent) round out the remaining stake.

For more information visit the Shell website.

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