Ichthys Venturer, the second of the Ichthys LNG project’s two floating facilities arrived in North West waters after a 26 day journey from South Korea.
The floating production, storage and offloading facility, was towed from its construction site to the project’s gas field about 220km off the Kimberley.
It will be moored near the Inpex-led project’s central processing facility, the Ichthys Explorer, the which arrived in the gas field in May.
The 336m-long Venturer is the last of three offshore LNG giants to make the voyage to the Browse Basin from South Korea — Shell’s massive Prelude vessel reached its destination last month. Once it is moored in the Ichthys Field, hook-up and commissioning activities will begin. The FPSO has been designed to hold 1.12 million barrels of condensate and operate for 40 years in a cyclonic environment.
Located about 220 kilometres offshore Western Australia and 820 kilometres southwest of Darwin, the Ichthys Field covers an area of around 800 square kilometres in water averaging depths of around 250 metres.
The field is estimated to contain more than 12 trillion cubic feet of gas and 500 million barrels of condensate. (Source: The West Australian – Image: Inpex)