Shell to use FLNG technology for Browse basin gas discoveries

Shell plans to develop the Prelude and Concerto gas discoveries in the Browse basin using its Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) technology.

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PERTH, Australia -- Shell plans to develop the Prelude and Concerto gas discoveries in the Browse basin using its Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) technology. According to Shell, the technology helps process gas ‘in situ’ over an offshore gas field, reducing project costs and the environmental footprint of an LNG development.

Shell is the operator and 100% equity holder of the WA-371-P permit, which contains the Prelude and Concerto fields. The Prelude FLNG project is now in the FEED phase of development and is awaiting a final investment decision. FEED for Prelude is being completed as part of Shell’s contract with the Technip-Samsung Heavy Industries consortium for the design, construction, and installation of multiple FLNG facilities.

Shell is currently working on the environmental and production approvals for Prelude, with the environmental impact statement to be released for public comment.

“I am delighted that we are planning for the first application of Shell’s FLNG technology in Australia,” says Jon Chadwick, Shell’s executive VP – Australia, upstream international. “This project will produce LNG, condensate, and liquefied petroleum gas during its 20-plus years of operation and it will contribute to Australia’s economy through employment, tax revenue, and business opportunities for Australians.”

10/08/2009

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