MELBOURNE, Australia -- The Angel project, a newly-installed addition to the North West Shelf Joint Venture (NWS), is now operational and producing natural gas and condensate, according to BHP Billiton. Angel will add capacity to the NWS of up to 800 MMcf/d of gas and up to 50,000 b/d of condensate.
The Angel project is located approximately 115 km (71 mi) offshore Western Australia and consists of a new platform and associated infrastructure, including a 50 km (31 mi) subsea pipeline tied back to the existing North Rankin A platform.
The Angel platform stands in about 80 m (262 ft) of water and hosts three subsea production wells. The additional gas volumes will underpin the NWS' five trains of LNG production.