Shell Prelude FLNG
In June 2019 Shell's Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility reached a significant milestone, shipping its first liquefied natural gas cargo to customers in Asia.
Prelude FLNG is the largest floating facility ever built. It will unlock new energy resources offshore and produce approximately 5.3 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of liquids: 3.6 mtpa of LNG, 1.3 mtpa of condensate and 0.4 mtpa of liquefied petrolem gas.
Prelude FLNG is the first deployment of Shell's FLNG technology and operates in the Bowen Basin, approximately 475 kilometres (300 miles) north-north east of Broome, Western Australia. It will remain permanently moored at the location for approximately 20 to 25 years before being docked for inspection and overhaul. The facility will remain onsite during all weather events, having been designed to withstand a category 5 cyclone.
Shell is the operator of Prelude FLNG in joint venture with INPEX (17.5%), KOGAS (10%) and CPC (5%), working with long-term strategic partners Technip and Samsung Heavy Industries (the Technip Samsung Consortium).
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