Total’s Ichthys LNG Project in Australia has announced the opening of the first offshore production well, marking the start of 40 years of operations of this gas and condensate field. 

At full capacity, the offshore facilities are expected to produce 1,600 mmscfd of gas (285,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day) and 85,000 barrels of condensate per day. The gas will be exported to an onshore LNG plant which will produce 8.9 million tonnes of LNG per year for supplying the Asian market, and approximately 1.65 million tonnes of LPG per year as well as an additional 15,000 barrels of condensate a day.

The project consists of the development of the Ichthys gas and condensate field offshore northwestern Australia (in 260 meters of water depth) and a 889-km gas pipeline together with an onshore LNG plant near Darwin in the Northern Territory.The offshore facilities consist of a subsea well development connected to a central processing facility (CPF1) for gas treatment and a floating processing, storage and offloading (FPSO2) vessel for condensate.

Onshore installations consist of two LNG trains with a combined capacity of 8.9 million tonnes per year and facilities for the extraction and the export of LPGs and condensate.

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31st July 2018

31st July 2018