Shell’s giant Prelude FLNG project is nearing completion, as the oil and gas supermajor releases an updated video of the project.
Shell Prelude FLNG
Prelude LNG project, will be located 200 miles (322km) offshore Western Australia, in an area known as the Browse basin, in 820 feet (250m) of water.
The project is centred around the giant Prelude FLNG vessel, currently under construction in South Korea.
The 488 metre (1,601 ft) long, 74 metre (243 ft) wide vessel is part of an overall project, that includes vast subsea infrastructure an technological breakthroughs, that has cost Shell and partners an estimated US$12.6 billion.
The giant vessel will have the displacement of five US Nimitz-classes aircraft carriers, and with a crew capacity up to 240, Prelude has been designed to withstand category 5 cyclones.
Prelude FLNG will service both the Prelude and Concerto fields. The two fields combined are executed to produce around 5.3 million tonnes of liquids per year: 400,000 tonnes of liquified petroleum; 1.3 million tonnes of gas condensates and 3.6 million tonnes of liquified natural gas.
All produce will be transported to world markets by offloading to LNG tankers.