Shell exports first LNG cargo from Prelude FLNG (Australia)
Shell has exported the first LNG cargo from its 3.6 Mt/year (or 4.8 bcm/year) Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility in Western Australia. The project was launched in 2011 and suffered from long delays. The FLNG facility moored in Australia in August 2017. It received a test cargo in June 2018 and a second cool-down cargo in October 2018 to prepare the start of commercial operations. It started to produce LNG in late 2018 and reached full operation capacity in 2019.
The facility will produce gas from a remote field located approximately 475 km North-North East of Broome in Western Australia. It will stay at the location to develop gas fields during a 20-25 years period. Shell owns 67.5% of the Prelude FLNG project while Inpex (17.5%), Kogas (10%) and OPIC (5%) hold the rest of the shares.
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