Prelude ships first LNG cargo

Shell has shipped its first cargo of LNG from the Prelude FLNG facility, offshore Western Australia.

The giant facility commenced production operations in December 2018 and shipped its first cargo of condensate in March 2019.

Shell had maintained it was focused on safety rather than rushing out its first LNG export from Prelude, and Shell Integrated Gas and New Energies Director Maarten Wetselaar said on 11 June that it had achieved that goal.

“Today’s first shipment of LNG departed from Prelude FLNG, safely,” he said.

“Everyone involved should be very proud of the work taken to reach this important milestone.

“Prelude forms an integral part of our global portfolio and plays an important role in meeting the growing demand for more and cleaner energy for our customers around the world.”

Shell Chair Zoe Yujnovich said the company was proud of the entire team that had contributed to this milestone.

“Prelude FLNG combines human endeavour and ingenuity from across the globe and here in Australia,” she said.

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.

It is expected to continue production for more than two decades.

The first shipment will be delivered by the Valencia Knutsen vessel to Asia.

For more information visit the Shell Australia website.

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