Qatar Petroleum has selected Japan’s Chiyoda Corporation to deliver front-end engineering and design (FEED) of the onshore facilities of the North Field expansion project.
The facilities will produce additional 23 million tons of LNG per year, raising Qatar’s total production capacity from 77 million tons per annum to 100 mtpa, Qatar Petroleum said on Monday.
Speaking of the award, Qatar Petroleum’s president and CEO, Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi said it was a major milestone that will enable the company to deliver the first LNG from the new project by the end of 2023.
The FEED scope of work will provide the basic design for the addition of three 7.8 mtpa LNG production trains with associated pre-investment to add a fourth LNG train in the future, Qatar Petroleum said.
The onshore facilities will receive approximately 4.6 billion standard cubic feet per day of feed gas from the southern sector of Qatar’s North Field, which is the largest single non-associated gas field in the world.
The processing of the feed gas will also produce approximately 3,000 tons/day of ethane as feedstock to a petrochemical development in Qatar, 185,000 barrels/day of condensate, and 8,500 tons/day of LPG, in addition to approximately 12 tons per day of pure helium.
Qatargas has been entrusted with executing this on behalf of Qatar Petroleum, the statement reads.