Total has announced that the first cargo of LNG from Ichthys LNG has left Darwin, in the Northern Territory of Australia, following the production start-up at the end of July.
Ichthys LNG will develop reserves of more than 3 billion barrels of oil equivalent located offshore Western Australia, including around 500 million barrels of condensate. At full capacity, the offshore facilities and the two-train onshore liquefaction plant will supply 8.9 million tons per year (Mt/y) of LNG and 1.65 Mt/y of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), along with 100,000 barrels of condensate per day.
LNG is currently being produced from the first liquefaction train, with the second train expected to start up as well in the coming weeks.
Ichthys LNG is led by INPEX (operator, 62.245 per cent) alongside major partner Total (30 per cent) and the Australian subsidiaries of CPC Corporation Taiwan (2.625 per cent), Tokyo Gas (1.575 per cent), Osaka Gas (1.2 per cent), Kansai Electric Power (1.2 per cent), JERA (0.735 per cent) and Toho Gas (0.42 per cent).