Shell orders subsea, topsides systems for Prelude FLNG

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, June 27
-- Shell Development (Australia) Pty. Ltd. signed agreements with FMC Technologies Inc. for supplying subsea production and associated topsides systems as well as installation and commissioning services for the Prelude field development off Australia.

FMC expects orders associated with the agreements to be received throughout this year.

Prelude field lies in the Browse basin, northeast of Broome, Western Australia, in 820 ft of water. It will become Shell’s first field development to use a floating LNG vessel.

FMC will supply seven large-bore subsea production trees, production manifolds, riser bases, subsea control systems, and other related equipment.

The $11 billion project, which is scheduled to come on stream in 2016, is expect to produce 3.6 million tonnes/year of LNG, 1.3 million tpy of condensate, and 400,000 tpy of LPG (OGJ, May 20, 2011).

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