Shell’s Prelude FLNG kicks off production

Shell's Prelude FLNG kicks off production
Image courtesy of Shell

Shell’s giant Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility located offshore Western Australia has started production on Tuesday, December 25. 

The Hague-based LNG giant said the facility located 475 kilometers north-northeast of Broome now enters start-up, ramp-up, which is the initial phase of production where gas and condensate is produced and is moved through the facility.

“Once this has concluded the facility will be stabilized for reliable production of LPG and LNG,” the statement reads.

The company said it is currently focusing on providing a controlled environment to ensure reliable and safe operation.

To remind, the FLNG – which is the largest of its kind with 488m in length and 74m in width – received its first cargo in June that was used to test processes and systems before the subsea wells were opened and before the start-up. Prelude FLNG also received its second cargo in October.

The FLNG facility is expected to stay moored at the Prelude gas field offshore Western Australia for 25 years. It is designed to produce 3.6 mtpa of LNG, 1.3 mtpa of condensate and 0.4 mtpa of LPG for export.

Share this article

Follow LNG World News

Events>

<< Feb 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 1 2 3

Downstream 2019

Renowned as the most significant global meeting place for Downstream professionals…

read more >

2nd CWC Japan LNG & Gas Summit

The highly successful CWC Japan LNG & Gas Summit returns for a second year from 19-20 February 2019 in Tokyo, Japan…

read more >

Global LNG Forum 2019

Global LNG Forum is your opportunity to see what the future of LNG will be like…

read more >

LNG2019

LNG2019 is presented by the IGU, GTI and IIR, supported by the Shanghai Government and hosted by China LNG Association, China Gas Society, The Chinese Association of Refrigeration and China Gas Association.

read more >