August 2011

Trends and Resources

HP Construction: Construction begins for Shell FLNG facility in Australia

Prelude gas field project is progressing at rapid pace, with first LNG production expected by 2017

DuBose, Ben, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The Technip Samsung consortium (TSC) has begun construction of the first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project in the world, to be located at Shell’s Prelude gas field off the northwest coast of Australia (Fig. 1). TSC is providing engineering, procurement, construction and installation for the FLNG facility, according to officials from Shell who gave the go-ahead for the consortium to begin work.     Fig. 1. Shell graphic of completed Prelude   FLNG project. What it will do. Moored far out at sea, some 200 km from the nearest land, the Prelude FLNG facility will produce gas from offshore fields and liquefy it onboard by cooling. Detailed design of

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