Prelude FLNG Development Environmental Footprint and Conditions of Approval in a Post Montara and Macondo World

Cohen, Brian (Shell Philippines Explor. B.V.) | Caymo, Ma. Filipina Dumayas


In May 2011 Shell announced its commitment to the development of a Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) concept by taking the Financial Investment Decision on the Prelude FLNG Project. Prelude is located in Australian offshore waters, approximately 475 km north-northeast of Broome and 825 km west of Darwin, and will be Shell's and possibly the world's first FLNG development. FLNG offers a number of environmental advantages over traditional onshore LNG developments. This paper describes some of these and the associated environmental permitting/approval conditions for the project.