Inpex lets contract for Abadi LNG plant
Inpex Masela Ltd. has let a pre-front-end engineering and design contract to KBR Inc. for the Abadi LNG project in eastern Indonesia. The subsidiary of Inpex Ltd., Tokyo, plans a 9.5 million-tonne/year plant to liquefy natural gas from offshore Abadi field.
The subsidiary of Inpex Ltd., Tokyo, plans a 9.5 million-tonne/year plant to liquefy natural gas from offshore Abadi field.
Indonesian authorities in 2010 approved Inpex’s initial plan for a 2.5 million-tpy floating liquefaction facility. After Inpex amended the proposal to triple liquefaction capacity based on reserves added by appraisal drilling in 2013-14, the government required that the LNG plant be built onshore (OGJ Online, Apr. 4, 2016).
The field is in 400-800 m of water on the 2,503-sq-km Masela Block in the Arafura Sea, 150 km offshore Saumlaki, Maluku Province.
KBR’s service under the new contract will include site master plan development, scope of work for the FEED phase, and an engineering, procurement, and construction schedule and cost estimate.
The firm expects the work to take 6 months.
Inpex Masela, 51.93% owned by Inpex, operates the Masela Block with a 65% interest. Shell holds a 35% interest.