Project Snapshot
Australia Pacific LNG
Facility Type: LNG
Scope: New Construction
Owner: Origin Energy CSG Limited (Origin Energy Limited; ConocoPhillips)
Location:  Australia
Region: Australasia
Modified:  June 03, 2010

Project description

Origin Energy Limited and ConocoPhillips have formed a 50:50 joint venture, Australia Pacific LNG, that aims to develop abundant coal seam gas (CSG) reserves from Queensland, ship it via pipeline to a liquefaction facility, and export it to the Asia-Pacific and other international markets.

According to Origin, the JV plans to develop Australia's largest CSG reserves base into a 18 million-tonne-per-annum (mtpa) CSG to LNG project. Under the terms of the venture, Origin would be the upstream CSG operator and domestic gas marketer. ConocoPhillips would be the downstream LNG operator and oversee LNG marketing and shipping.

The target date for first LNG production is 2014. Should the project include four trains, Trains 3 and 4 could begin producing LNG as early as 2015. Over three decades, a four-train project would process 24 trillion cubic feet of CSG.

  Key Stats
Major units:
up to four LNG trains
7 mtpa initially (3.5 mtpa each for first two LNG trains); ultimately 14 mtpa with two additional trains
  Related Articles
Conoco, Origin Market $1 Billion-Plus Australian Project Stake
Jul 04, 2012 - ConocoPhillips and Origin Energy are auctioning a stake in Australia Pacific LNG that could be worth more than US$1 billion.
Move to Expand APLNG Comes At Time of Rising Costs
Jul 04, 2012 - ConocoPhillips and Origin have approved a second train for the onshore APLNG project despite recent concerns over rising LNG project costs.
Australia Minister: Carbon Tax Not Blocking Big Energy Projects
Sep 26, 2011 - Australia remains attractive for big energy investments, despite the looming prospect of a carbon tax becoming law, Australian Resources and Energy Minister Martin Ferguson said Monday.
Sinopec Acquires 15% Stake in Australia Pacific LNG
Aug 10, 2011 - Origin Energy advised that the Subscription Agreement facilitating the acquisition by Sinopec of a 15% ownership interest in Australia Pacific LNG Pty Ltd ("Australia Pacific LNG") completed Tuesday.
Origin, Conoco Give Green Light to US$20 Billion Gas Project
Jul 28, 2011 - Origin Energy and ConocoPhillips have approved construction of their $20 billion gas export venture in Australia's Queensland state.
KBR to Design Pipelines for Coal Seam Gas Project
Jun 01, 2011 - KBR has been selected to execute engineering design services for three CSG pipelines designed to carry CSG from gasfields in central Queensland, Australia.
Sinopec Finalizes APLNG Deal with Origin, ConocoPhillips
Apr 21, 2011 - Sinopec signed a binding deal Thursday for natural-gas supply and a 15% stake in the proposed Australia Pacific LNG project.
Siemens to Supply Compressor Trains for APLNG
Mar 25, 2011 - Siemens Energy has received an order for the supply of up to 10 compressor trains to Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) in Queensland, Australia.
BG Halts Pipeline Work for $15B Australia LNG Project
Mar 23, 2011 - BG Group has halted construction of a pipeline connecting gas fields in Queensland state to its planned US$15 billion gas export terminal on the coast.
Sinopec to Buy Gas from Australia Pacific LNG
Feb 25, 2011 - China has agreed to buy unconventional gas sourced from coal seams from a A$35 billion venture owned by ConocoPhillips and Origin Energy Ltd.
Origin to Let ConocoPhillips Defer APLNG Payment
Feb 24, 2011 - Origin Energy said it will allow its U.S. partner in a proposed $35 billion LNG project in Australia's Queensland state to defer a major milestone payment.
Australia Postpones EIS Decision for Origin-ConocoPhillips Project
Dec 15, 2010 - An Australian ministerial decision on the environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Australia Pacific LNG joint venture's A$35 billion (US$34.88 billion) project in Queensland has been delayed.
Queensland CSG-to-LNG Project Crosses Hurdle
Nov 09, 2010 - Australia Pacific LNG has achieved significant milestone for its coal seam gas (CSG) to liquefied natural gas (LNG) project.
Origin, ConocoPhillips Mull Smaller LNG Build - Analysts
Oct 05, 2010 - Origin Energy and ConocoPhillips are considering halving the size of the foundation stage of their liquefied natural gas project in Queensland state due to a regional oversupply of the fuel, Citigroup analysts said Tuesday.
WoodMac: RSPT May Inhibit Progress of Aussie LNG Sector
May 20, 2010 - A Wood Mackenzie analyst earlier this week stated that the prospects for Australian LNG are good with production set to grow, potentially by up to five times.
Australia Pacific LNG Releases EIS
Mar 25, 2010 - Australia Pacific LNG will undertake a further round of public consultation following the release Wednesday of its Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Executive Summary by the Queensland Coordinator-General for public comment.
Australia Pacific LNG, QGC Agree To Joint Development Plan
Feb 24, 2010 - Australia Pacific LNG and QGC Pty Limited (QGC), a BG Group business, have agreed a framework for the development of jointly owned coal seam gas (CSG) tenements ATP 648P and ATP 620P in South East Queensland.
Australia Pacific LNG Awards Key Contracts
Jan 05, 2010 - Australia Pacific LNG announced Tuesday it had signed two key upstream design, engineering and construction contracts for its CSG to LNG project, progressing towards a final investment decision at the end of 2010.
Origin Announces Site for Australia Pacific LNG
Aug 18, 2009 - Australia Pacific LNG has secured the Laird Point site on Curtis Island in the Port of Gladstone from Queensland's State Government as the site for its proposed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant.
Origin, ConocoPhillips Form CSG To LNG Joint Venture
Nov 04, 2008 - Origin Energy Limited last week announced that its transaction with ConocoPhillips to form Australia Pacific LNG, a 50:50 CSG to LNG joint venture, has been completed.
ConocoPhillips Wins Nod for Coal Seam Gas JV
Oct 23, 2008 - Origin Energy Ltd says US energy giant ConocoPhillips has received Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) approval for the companies' proposed coal seam gas joint venture.
ConocoPhillips, Origin To Create Australasian Natural Gas Business
Sep 08, 2008 - ConocoPhillips and Origin Energy on Sunday announced their plan to create a long-term Australasian natural gas business focused on coal bed methane production and liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing and sales.
Australia's Origin Rebuffs BG, Seeks LNG Partners
Aug 19, 2008 - Australia's Origin Energy Ltd said it shortlisted several candidates for a plan to build a liquefied natural gas project as it fends off a near-$12 billion takeover bid from Britain's BG Group Plc.

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