The INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project’s floating production, storage and offloading facility (FPSO) was safely moored today in the Ichthys Field, 220 kilometres off the north coast of Western Australia according to a company statement.
“The safe and efficient mooring of the Ichthys Venturer in the 250-metre deep waters of the Ichthys Field heralds another successful milestone for the INPEXoperated Ichthys LNG Project,” Mr Louis Bon, Managing Director Ichthys Project stated.
“Completing the complex operation of connecting 21 pre-installed mooring chains, weighing more than 15,000 tonnes, from the seabed to the FPSO is testament to the well-coordinated work of our personnel, including contractors and subcontractors from around the globe,” Mr Bon said.
The FPSO has been designed to process and store most of the condensate delivered from the Ichthys LNG Project’s central processing facility, Ichthys Explorer, before periodically offloading it to carriers for export to market.
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.