First cargo shipped from Prelude FLNG

July 5, 2019

Offshore staff

PARIS – A first shipment of LNG has sailed from Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) vessel 475 km (295 mi) northeast of Broome, Western Australia.

The Valencia Knutsen tanker will deliver the cargo to clients in Asia.

TechnipFMC was responsible for project management, engineering, procurement, installation, commissioning and start-up for the Prelude.

The Prelude FLNG, built by Samsung Heavy Industries, is designed for water depths in the range of 200-250 m (656-820 ft).

It should produce 3.6 MM metric tons/y (3.97 MM tons) of LNG, 1.3 MM metric tons/yr (1.43 MM tons) of condensate and 0.4 MM metric tons/yr (0.44 MM tons) of LPG.

Shell’s partners in the joint venture are INPEX, KOGAS, and OPIC.