North West Shelf Venture, Australia
Shell is a foundation participant in the North West Shelf venture, along with five other joint venture participants, BHP Billiton Petroleum, BP Developments Australia, Chevron Australia, MIMI and Woodside (operator).
The North West Shelf project accounts for more than 40% of Australia’s oil and gas and the majority of Western Australia’s total domestic gas production.
The NWS project supplies oil and gas to Australian, Asia Pacific and other international markets from huge offshore gas and condensate fields in the Carnarvon Basin off the north-west coast of Australia. The NWS project has delivered around 4,000 LNG cargoes since 1989.
Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG)
QGC is a Shell-owned business and the world’s first producer of LNG from natural gas sourced from coal seams. QGC has its headquarters in Brisbane, Queensland. QGC is one of Australia’s leading natural gas explorers and producers, focused on developing Queensland’s world-class gas reserves for supply to the domestic market and international customers. QGC operates Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG), which has two LNG trains on Curtis Island, near Gladstone. The project loaded its 100th cargo in February 2016.
The Brunei LNG (BLNG) plant, in Brunei Darussalam, started operations in 1972. It was the first LNG plant in the West Pacific, helping to pioneer large-scale liquefaction and transportation of natural gas and establish LNG as a global energy source. Brunei LNG is one of the world's leading suppliers of LNG with over 40 years of experience in the industry. It serves the growing demand in the Asia-Pacific region, with long term customers in Japan and Korea.
Shell first traded at local and regional ports in Malaysia in the early 1890s. Today Shell is a shareholder in Petronas-operated Malaysia LNG Tiga, in operation since 2003. It produces LNG mainly for customers in north-east Asia, including Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China.
Nigeria LNG (NLNG) is a joint venture incorporated in 1989 to produce LNG and natural gas liquids for export. It was Nigeria’s first LNG project. Shell holds a 25.6% share, together with the government-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation - NNPC (49%), Total (15%) and ENI (10.4%). The NLNG plant at Bonny Island has six processing units (trains) with total processing capacity of 22 million tonnes a year of LNG and up to 5 million tonnes of natural gas liquids (LPG and condensate). NLNG accounts for approximately 7% of the world’s total LNG supply.
Oman LNG was established by a Royal Decree in 1994 – the Company operates 3 liquefaction trains at its site in Qalhat (near Sur, some 200km south east of Muscat) with a nameplate capacity of 10.4 million tonnes per annum. Oman LNG’s shareholders are the Government of Oman (51%), Shell (30%), Total (5.5%), Korea LNG (5%), Mitsubishi (2.8%), Mitsui (2.8%), Partex (2%) and Itochu (0.9%). Oman LNG’s first cargo was loaded in April 2000.
The LNG plant is supplied from the gas gathering plant at Saih Rawl in the central Oman gas field complex through a 360-kilometre pipeline, operated by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO).
Qatargas 4 is Shell’s first entry into Qatar’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector. The single LNG mega train delivers approximately 7.8 million tonnes per annum of LNG.
Qatargas 4 is a fully integrated liquefied natural gas (LNG) asset with joint ownership by Qatar Petroleum (70%) and Shell (30%). It comprises offshore production platforms and pipelines; onshore gas processing, treatment and liquefaction facilities and a fleet of LNG carriers. The offshore and onshore facilities have been developed jointly with Qatargas 3 (Train 6), a joint venture between subsidiaries of Qatar Petroleum and ConocoPhillips.
Both sets of facilities are operated on a fully-integrated basis, with an equal share of LNG, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), condensates and sulphur production. This results in increased operational reliability and cost savings for the two ventures.
Sakhalin-2 is one of the world’s largest integrated, export-oriented oil and gas projects. Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd., the project operator, is owned by Gazprom, Shell, Mitsui and Mitsubishi. The project infrastructure includes three offshore platforms, an onshore processing facility, 300 kilometres of offshore pipelines and 1,600 kilometres of onshore pipelines, an oil export facility and a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant.
Russia’s first LNG liquefaction plant is well positioned to supply the LNG market in both the Asia-Pacific region and North America.
The Hazira regasification plant started operations in 2005. It procures LNG in the international market to meet the commercial needs of customers in west and north of India.
The Hazira LNG Terminal and Port is partnership between Shell Gas B.V. and Total Gaz Electricité Holdings France, who represent two of the largest private LNG suppliers in the world. Total has a shareholding of 26% in each of the companies that comprise the Hazira LNG Terminal and Port project and are collectively known as Hazira Group Companies (HGC).
Commissioned in 1999, Atlantic LNG based in Trinidad and Tobago in the Southern Caribbean, is one of the largest LNG facilities in the world.
The four-train 14.8 metric tonne per annum (mtpa) facility, is noted for its deliverability and strong HSSE track record, having recorded more than 25 million working hours – or seven consecutive years - without a Lost Time Injury (LTI) in 2014. Atlantic operates the four trains owned by three joint ventures on behalf of the members of the five owners of the joint ventures. Shell holds 46% equity in Train 1, 57.5% each in Trains 2 and 3, and 51.1% in Train 4..
Peru LNG is the first natural gas liquefaction plant in South America. It receives dry gas through a 408 kilometer pipeline that stretches from the highlands in the Peruvian Andes to the coast. Shell has a 20% equity in the plant and 100% of the offtake, which is built inside a 521 hectares complex, 170km south of Lima, Peru’s capital city. Peru LNG started operations on June 2010 and celebrated its 300th cargo in December 2015.
The Egyptian LNG facilities, located at Idku, comprise two LNG production trains and include common facilities such as storage tanks, loading jetty and utilities. Egyptian LNG Company owns both the Egyptian LNG site and common facilities. Its sister company, The Egyptian Operating Company for Natural Gas Liquefaction Projects (Shell 35.5%) undertakes the operation of all trains and common facilities. El Beheira Natural Gas Liquefaction Company (Shell 35.5%) owns Train 1 and Idku Natural Gas Liquefaction Company (Shell 38%) owns Train 2. Together, these trains have a production capacity of 7.2 mtpa of LNG.
In January 2014, the company issued Force Majeure notices under its LNG agreements in Egypt reflecting the ongoing diversions of gas volumes to the domestic market. Looking forward, the strong likelihood of continued diversions to the domestic market, combined with further reservoir deterioration, means that the Group currently expects a very limited number of cargoes to be lifted from Egyptian LNG for the foreseeable future.
The Dragon terminal is a LNG receiving, storing and regasification facility in Waterston, near Milford Haven in Wales, which has two shareholders, Shell (50%) and Petronas (50%). Being one of three such terminals in the UK, Dragon forms a significant part of the nation’s energy infrastructure, providing a link between the UK and overseas gas suppliers for a vital source of clean and reliable energy.
Dragon received its first LNG cargo on July 14, 2009. Its terminal comprises a jetty, storage tanks and regasification facilities, combined with gas export capabilities for continuous year-round operation.
Pluto LNG, Australia
The Pluto LNG plant in Western Australia, operated by Woodside, has onshore infrastructure which comprises a single LNG processing train with an expected production capacity of 4.3 million tonnes per year. Storage and loading facilities at the plant include two LNG tanks with a combined capacity of 240,000m³, three smaller condensate tanks and an LNG and condensate export jetty.
Shell has an indirect interest in Pluto LNG through its 13.28% indirect interest in Woodside, the operator of Pluto LNG.