TotalEnergies has launched an integrated Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) for a Papua LNG project.
Following pre-FEED studies, in order to maximise synergies and minimise the costs, Papua LNG partners have selected a concept including four electrical LNG trains (e-trains) with a total capacity of 4 Mt/y.
These trains will be built within the existing liquefaction plant of PNG LNG in Caution Bay. Papua LNG has also secured the use of 2 Mt/y of additional liquefaction capacity in the existing trains of PNG LNG.
By selecting e-trains and re-injecting the native CO2 produced into the reservoirs, Papua LNG demonstrates its commitment to the reduction of the carbon intensity of the project.
The construction and operation of the electrical liquefaction trains will be delegated to ExxonMobil, operator of the PNG LNG project since 2014.
“The integrated FEED entry is a significant step in the development of the Papua LNG project. TotalEnergies and its partners are working closely with the Government, the communities, and the local economic network to ensure the Papua LNG Project serves as a landmark on the societal and environmental front for the LNG industry”, said Julien Pouget, Senior Vice President Asia Pacific for Exploration & Production and Renewables at TotalEnergies.
“This project, strongly supported by the Papua New Guinea State, will contribute to the security of LNG supply, especially for customers in Asia, where LNG can substitute coal for power generation and participate in a substantial reduction of CO2 emissions in the region.”