CPF hull block erected for Ichthys LNG project

Inpex Corp. says the first large hull block has been erected for the central processing facility (CPF) for the Ichthys LNG project.

The CPF is under construction at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, South Korea.

With topside dimensions of 150 m by 110 m, the CPF will be the world’s largest semisubmersible platform, Inpex says. Once complete, it will be towed 6,000 km to the Ichthys field in the Browse basin offshore Western Australia. Production is scheduled to begin by yearend 2016 with peak production expected to reach 8.4 million tonnes/year of LNG, 1.6 million tpy of LPG, and 100,000 b/d of condensate (OGJ Online, Jan. 19, 2012).

Most condensate will be transferred from the CPF to the nearby floating production, storage, and offloading facility for offshore processing, with the remainder sent to Darwin with the gas via the 889-km gas export pipeline.

In addition to the CPF, work is under way on the FPSO, the subsea structures, flow lines and umbilicals, the gas export pipeline, and the onshore LNG processing plant in Darwin.

Related Articles

Senators offer bill to reform energy project cross-border permitting

09/16/2014 Four US senators—2 Democrats and 2 Republicans—introduced legislation to prevent extended delays of energy projects requiring a cross-border permit...

API official calls for end to nearly 6-year Keystone XL permit delay

09/16/2014 Three days before the sixth anniversary of TransCanada Corp.’s original filing for presidential approval of the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipe...

EPA approves GHG permit for Texas condensate splitter

09/16/2014 The US Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) construction permit to...

Uneven effects seen from new Appalachian pipelines

09/15/2014 Producers in the Appalachian basin will benefit unevenly from markets opening for natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica shales, according to a C...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected