Santos has brought gas into its LNG production Train 1 at GLNG on Curtis Island, demonstrating the good progress the project is making towards start-up.
The delivery of gas into Train 1 is a key milestone in the ongoing plant testing and commissioning process, and keeps GLNG on track for first LNG around the end of the third quarter.
This adds to other key milestones Santos has achieved at GLNG since the start of this year:
- Achieving strong gas production from all major processing facilities in its gas fields.
- Delivering gas to its LNG facility via its 420-kilometre pipeline.
- Completing commissioning of all LNG facility power generation and other utilities.
- Unloading of propane and ethylene refrigerants into storage.
- Commissioning and test running all six LNG Train 1 refrigeration compressors.
Over the coming weeks, the GLNG team will start up Train 1’s ‘front end’ pre-treatment units before chilling down the ‘cold end’ refrigeration units to make LNG.
Santos Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer David Knox said GLNG was on track to produce first LNG around the end of the quarter.
“GLNG is progressing extremely well. Our upstream facilities are fully operational and we are in the final stages of commissioning on Curtis Island,” Mr Knox said.
“As we continue to hit our key milestones, we know exactly what remains to be done and we’re focused on safely delivering GLNG on time and on budget.”
“GLNG will be an important addition to our growing LNG portfolio. Santos’ two other LNG projects in PNG and Darwin continue to deliver excellent results and the three projects combined will ultimately deliver to Santos over 3 million tonnes of LNG per annum – 10 times the quantity we sold in 2013.”