Second Train Starts at Australia Pacific LNG


By MarEx 2016-10-10 00:34:41

Australia Pacific LNG has produced 150,000 cubic meters of LNG, the equivalent of a cargo of LNG, from the second train at its LNG Facility on Curtis Island near Gladstone, Queensland, Australia.

The start of operations from the second train marks the final major construction milestone for the project.

LNG production from Australia Pacific LNG’s first train began in December 2015 and the first LNG cargo was exported in January 2016. To date, Australia Pacific LNG has loaded a total of 47 cargoes.

Australia Pacific LNG CEO, Page Maxson, said: “As the largest producer of natural gas in eastern Australia, we are underpinned by a world-class coal seam gas resources position. We currently provide approximately 25 percent of domestic gas to the east coast market, with sufficient reserves to meet both LNG and domestic demand,” Maxson said.

Australia Pacific LNG (a joint venture of ConocoPhillips, Origin and Sinopec), Queensland Curtis LNG (a joint venture of QGC - now a Shell-owned business, China National Offshore Oil Corporation and Tokyo Gas) and Santos GLNG (a joint venture of Santos, Petronas, Total, and Kogas) each hired Bechtel to design and build two-train LNG facilities side by side on Curtis Island. 

The three simultaneous construction programs are part of the largest concentration of private-capital investment in Australia’s history. Upon completion, the three facilities will produce about 25 mtpa of LNG, the equivalent to powering a city the size of Tokyo and accounting for roughly eight percent of global LNG production.