The INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project has welcomed the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel Venturer from South Korea that will process and store the condensate from the Ichthys Field.
The 336-metres long vessel travelled 5,600 kilometres over 26 days from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering in South Korea.
The Ichthys Venturer, will be permanently moored in the Browse Basin, about 220 kilometres off the Western Australian coast. Once it is moored, hook-up and commissioning activities will commence. The FPSO will process, stabilise and store the condensate delivered from the Ichthys Explorer before periodically offloading it to tankers for export to market.
“The safe completion of the journey from South Korea to Australian waters is another significant stride forward for the Ichthys LNG Project. The Ichthys Venturer is one of the largest and most advanced offshore facilities of its kind in the world, and it can accommodate up to 200 people," said managing director Ichthys Project, Louis Bon.
The Ichthys LNG Project is expected to produce up to 8.9 million tonnes of LNG per annum and 1.65 million tonnes of LPG per annum, along with approximately 100,000 barrels of condensate per day at peak.