LONDON -- The first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has been lifted from the Tangguh LNG project and is bound for POSCO's LNG re-gasification terminal in Gwangyang in South Korea, according to operator BP.
Tangguh comprises the development of six gas fields in the Wiriagar, Berau, and Muturi production sharing contracts in the Bintuni area of Papua in eastern Indonesia. Gas produced from two normally unmanned offshore platforms is fed via 22-km (14-mi) pipelines to two onshore liquefaction trains, each with a production capacity of 3.8 million metric tons a year of LNG. Train 1 began LNG production in mid-June, producing the LNG for the first cargo, and Train 2 is expected to begin production this quarter.
Tangguh is operated by BP Indonesia, as a contractor to the Indonesian oil and gas regulator, BPMIGAS. Other partners in the project are MI Berau, CNOOC, Nippon Oil Exploration (Berau), KG Berau/KG Wiriagar, LNG Japan Corp., and Talisman.