APLNG pushes back first LNG target

An aerial view of the APLNG Project on Curtis Island.

An aerial view of the APLNG Project on Curtis Island.

Origin Energy’s Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) Project has pushed back its target date for first LNG at the project, with Train 1 now expected to enter sustained production in the second quarter of the 2015–16 financial year.

While Origin had previously flagged a mid-2015 start-up date for the project, the delay in shifting the timetable back a quarter is not expected to represent a full three-month change.

LNG from the project’s Train 2 is still expected to follow approximately six months after the commissioning of Train 1.

Meanwhile, the project’s upstream component is currently 93 per cent complete, with the downstream component 89 per cent complete.

The APLNG Project’s Curtis Island facility welcomed the arrival of first gas from the project’s CSG fields in Queensland’s Surat Basin in February 2015, marking the completion of commissioning of the 530 km, 900–1,050 mm diameter gas transmission pipeline.

Origin and ConocoPhillips each hold a 37.5 per cent interest in the project, with Sinopec holding the remaining 25 per cent.

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