This will deliver gas to two new LNG trains with a combined capacity of 16 MMt/year. ConocoPhillips will have participating interest of 6.25%, with QatarEnergy operating the project with 75%. The other international partners are TotalEnergies and Shell.
The North Field Expansion developments (NFS and the North Field East [NFE] expansion) are due to start production in 2026, raising Qatar’s LNG production capacity to 126 MMt/year.
In late September TotalEnergies was named the first international partner in the NFS LNG project, and in late October QatarEnergy appointed Shell as its second international partner in the NFS expansion project.
As for NFE, in June, QatarEnergy selected ConocoPhillips as a partner in the NFE expansion project, which QatarEnergy boasts is the largest LNG project to date.
North Field expansion project goals
This is a project to develop additional gas from the North Field and to build four new LNG trains to raise Qatar’s LNG production capacity from 77 MMtons per annum to 110 mtpa. In addition to LNG, the new project will also produce about 4,000 tons per day of ethane, 260,000 bbl/d of condensate, 11,000 tons per day of LPG and about 20 tons per day of pure helium.