The first shipment of LNG from the Gladstone LNG project has been loaded and is now on its way to South Korea. The plant at Curtis Island will produce 7.2 million tpy of LNG at full capacity.
Arnaud Bruillac, President, Exploration and Production, commented: “Gladstone LNG is a major milestone for our activity in Australia, marking the beginning of the Group’s LNG production in the country. As the Group’s sixth start-up of the year the project will also contribute to our production growth in 2015. We are continuing to develop LNG assets in Australia, with the Ichthys project, expected to start up in 2017.”
Located in Queensland, Australia, the project comprises the development of several onshore coal bed methane fields in the Surat and Bowen basins, a 420 km gas transmission pipeline, and a two-train liquefactions plant on Curtis Island, near Gladstone.
Total holds a 27.5% stake in the Gladstone LNG project, alongside partners Santos (30%), Petronas (27.5%), and KOGAS (15%). Santos operates the upstream activities and facilities of the project comprising the wells, pipelines and compression hubs, while the gas transmission pipeline and the plant are operated by GLNG Operations Pty Ltd., a company owned jointly by the Gladstone LNG partners.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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