Shell’s Massive Prelude FLNG Goes ‘Live’ Off Western Australia

Royal Dutch Shell's massive Prelude floating liquefied natural gas platform has gone 'live' off the coast of Australia after taking on board its first gas. The LNG was imported by the LNG carrier Gallina, arriving from Singapore, marking what was also Prelude's first ship-to-ship (STS) transfer. The loaded LNG will give Shell the opportunity to test Prelude's LNG export … [Read more...]

Shell’s Prelude FLNG Start-Up Plan Risks Losing Gas to Rivals

By Perry Williams (Bloomberg) -- After a decade planning the world’s largest floating gas export plant, Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s supplies could get tapped by a competitor first. Shell and Japan’s Inpex Corp. are both targeting gas from a connected reservoir in Australia’s remote Browse Basin, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) off its northwest coast, according to consultant … [Read more...]

Shell’s Gigantic Prelude FLNG Sets Sail for Australia

Royal Dutch Shell's Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility has set sail from the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea on its 5,800-kilometer journey across the ocean to its new home offshore north-western Australia. At 488 meters long by 74 meters wide, the 600,000-tonne Prelude FLNG is the largest offshore structure ever built. To put that in … [Read more...]

Video: Prelude FLNG’s Subsea System Takes Shape Off Western Australia

With construction of the Prelude FLNG facility nearing completion at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje, South Korea, subsea installation crews have been busy working offshore Western Australia to prepare the mooring site for the arrival of the massive facility. Located about 300 miles northeast of Broome, Western Australia, Prelude FLNG will … [Read more...]