Total starts producing at the Ichthys LNG project, offshore Australia

7/30/2018

PARIS -- The Ichthys LNG Project reached a major milestone on July 27, with the opening of the first offshore production well, marking the start of 40 years of operations of this gas and condensate field.

At full capacity, the offshore facilities are expected to produce 1,600 MMscfd of gas (285,000 boed) and 85,000 bpd of condensate. The gas will be exported to an onshore Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant which will produce 8.9 million tons of LNG per year for supplying the Asian market, and approximately 1.65 million tons of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) per year as well as an additional 15,000 bpd of condensate.

Ichthys LNG

The project consists of the development of the Ichthys gas and condensate field offshore northwestern Australia (in 260 m of water depth) and a 889-km gas pipeline together with an onshore LNG plant near Darwin in the Northern Territory. The offshore facilities consist of a subsea well development connected to a central processing facility (CPF1) for gas treatment and a floating processing, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel for condensate.

Onshore installations consist of two LNG trains with a combined capacity of 8.9 million tons per year and facilities for the extraction and the export of LPGs and condensate.

Total holds a 30% stake in the Ichthys LNG project, alongside INPEX (operator, 62.245%) and CPC Corporation, Taiwan (2.625%), Tokyo Gas (1.575%), Osaka Gas (1.2%), Kansai Electric Power (1.2%), JERA (0.735%) and Toho Gas (0.42%).

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