Update: Shell’s Prelude FLNG ships first cargo after maintenance

Shell’s huge Prelude FLNG located offshore Western Australia has shipped its first LNG cargo since August this year when it started scheduled maintenance.

The UK-based LNG giant shut down the FLNG in August for maintenance saying it will take “several months” to complete it.

Shell said in November it extended the turnaround due to additional scopes of work.

Earlier this month, several reports said that Prelude’s turnaround had been completed but Shell did not confirm the completion of maintenance.

According to its AIS data, the 174,000-cbm LNG carrier, Orion Bohemia, arrived at the FLNG on Wednesday and left the unit on Friday.

This 2022-built Shell-chartered LNG carrier loaded the first LNG cargo since the completion of Prelude FLNG’s maintenance.

“LNG cargoes have resumed from Shell’s Prelude FLNG facility following a major facility turnaround commenced in August,” a Shell spokesperson told LNG Prime on Friday.

The 488-meter-long and 74-meter-wide FLNG shipped its first cargo in June 2019 after several start-up delays.

It can produce 3.6 mtpa of LNG, 1.3 mtpa of condensate, and 0.4 mtpa of LPG.

Shell operates the floating facility with a 67.5 percent stake. Japan’s Inpex holds a 17.5 percent stake, South Korea’s Kogas has 10 percent, and Taiwan’s CPC holds 5 percent.

In September last year, Shell resumed cargo loading operations at Prelude after it reached an agreement with unions representing Prelude FLNG workers to end a long strike.

After that, Shell closed the unit in December of the same year due to a fire and resumed shipments in January.

Shell again temporarily suspended production on the FLNG on May 10 due to a trip and resumed production two days after that.

(Updated on Thursday, December 28, to say that Prelude FLNG has resumed loading cargoes.)

- Advertisements -

Most Popular

BP expects LNG demand to grow up to 40 percent by 2030

UK-based energy giant BP expects global demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) to rise up to 40 percent by...

Venture Global’s Plaquemines LNG gets OK to introduce gas to GTG

US LNG exporter Venture Global LNG has received approval from US energy regulators to introduce natural gas to the...

AG&P LNG inks deal with BKLS to deliver spot LNG cargo to China

Nebula Energy’s AG&P LNG has signed a deal with Singapore-based BK LNG Solution (BKLS) to deliver one spot liquefied...

More News Like This

Malaysia’s Bintulu LNG plant to get first supplies from Jerun gas field

Malaysia's giant Bintulu LNG plant, operated by Petronas, will soon receive its first gas supplies from the Jerun field,...

MET, Shell ink 10-year US LNG supply deal

Switzerland-based energy trader MET Group has entered into a 10-year deal to buy US LNG volumes from LNG giant...

Shell takes FID on Manatee gas project to supply Trinidad’s Atlantic LNG

A unit of UK-based LNG giant Shell has taken the final investment decision for the development of the Manatee...

Wood scores Prelude FLNG gig from Shell

UK-based consulting and engineering firm Wood has secured a contract from LNG giant Shell to provide solutions for the...