Shell resumes LNG cargoes from Prelude FLNG facilityApr 11, 2022 by Energy Connects
Shell said on Monday it has resumed exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its Prelude floating LNG in Australia after it was shut down four months ago due to power failure.
“Our focus at Prelude remains on the long-term and delivering safe, sustained and reliable performance into the future.” Shell said in a statement on Monday.
The Prelude FLNG facility lost power in December 2021. Last month, Shell was cleared by the Australian offshore regulator to restart operations.
“Shell notes the announcement from NOPSEMA confirming Direction 1860 has been closed following Shell’s demonstration to NOPSEMA’s satisfaction that the facility can safely recover essential power and associated essential services following a loss of power, and that the safety systems and essential support systems operate to maintain safety of personnel,” it added.
The facility is co-owned by Shell, Inpex Corp, Korea Gas Corp and Taiwanese state-controlled CPC. Shell owns majority stakes of 67.5 percent of the facility.