Production of LNG at the Papua New Guinea LNG plant commenced in April this year. The first LNG tanker is currently loading at the plant and will depart for Japan in the next few days.
The USD 19 billion PNG LNG project includes gas production and processing facilities in the Southern Highlands, Hela, Western, Gulf and Central Provinces of Papua New Guinea.
There are over 700 kilometres of pipelines connecting the facilities, which includes a gas conditioning plant in Hides and liquefaction and storage facilities with capacity of 6.9 million tonnes per year.
ExxonMobil is the operator of the LNG project and other co-venturers are Oil Search, National Petroleum Company of PNG, Santos, JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation, Mineral Resources Development Company (representing landowners) and Petromin PNG Holdings Limited.