Shell’s Prelude FLNG Begins Initial Phase of Production Off Western Australia

Shell Australia announced this week it has opened the wells at its massive Prelude FLNG facility located off Western Australia. The Floating Liquefied Natural Gas facility now enters start-up/ramp-up, which is the initial phase of production where gas and condensate is produced and is moved through the facility. Shell says once ramp-up has concluded, the facility will be … [Read more...]

Shell’s Up Next, And Last, in Australia’s $200 Billion LNG Bonanza

By Dan Murtaugh and Stephen Stapczynski (Bloomberg) -- And then there was one. Australia’s nine-year, $200 billion boom in liquefied natural gas still has a final debut in the works: Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Prelude, floating 200 kilometers (124 miles) off its northwest coast. It’s the last project in that investment cycle to start production after Japan’s Inpex … [Read more...]

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...]