Origin Energy has announced that Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) has begun production of gas at Curtis Island.
It confirmed that downstream operator ConocoPhillips began flow today, as the last of the three operators on the island – the other two being Santos and QCLNG – to begin gas production.
APLNG is now on track to export its first cargo by the end of the year.
Origin CEO for integrated gas, David Baldwin, said “with first LNG production, APLNG has no achieved its last major milestone prior to exporting LNG to customers in Asia”.
“The Origin-upstream activities which deliver gas to Curtis Island are fully operational and performing well, and Origin, together with ConocoPhillips and Sinopec, are now focused on achieving first export,” Baldwin.
APLNG produces natural gas from Australia’s largest 2P CSG reserves base located in the Surat and Bowen basins in Queensland, which is piped to its LNG facility on Curtis Island where it is converted to LNG for export to customers