FPSO Ichthys Venturer arrives in Australian waters
The INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project marks another major milestone with the safe arrival of its Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) facility in Australian waters today, the company announces in its press release.
The 336 metres long, 59 metres wide, ship-shaped, weather-vaning facility, named Ichthys Venturer, will be permanently moored in the Browse Basin, about 220 kilometres off the Western Australian coast.
Ichthys Venturer joins the Ichthys LNG Project’s Central Processing Facility (CPF) – the Ichthys Explorer – the world’s largest semisubmersible platform that was safely moored in the Ichthys Field recently.
Once the Ichthys Venturer is moored in the 250-metre deep waters of the Ichthys Field, hook-up and commissioning activities will commence.
The FPSO will process, stabilise and store the condensate delivered from the Ichthys Explorer before periodically offloading it to tankers for export to market.
The Ichthys LNG Project is expected to produce up to 8.9 million tonnes of LNG per annum and 1.65 million tonnes of LPG per annum, along with approximately 100,000 barrels of condensate per day at peak.