Two-month delay for Ichthys gas
Inpex has announced another delay at the Ichthys liquefied national gas project, pushing back a production start-up by at least two months.
The Japanese operator had set a March 30 target to begin production at the $US37 billion project, itself a six-month postponement of a previous goal.
Inpex last week said it expected to complete commissioning of the central processing facility off the Kimberley and begin producing gas between April and May.
“Thereafter, the project will begin the production and shipment of condensate, liquefied natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas in sequence,” the company said in a statement.
Commissioning had been completed of the first production train onshore near Darwin, the offshore floating, production, storage and offloading vessel, and subsea production systems.
Inpex said the project’s schedule might fluctuate depending on weather, preparation activities and other factors.
The company said expected revenue would be factored into its March 2019 financial results.
Inpex’s Ichthys LNG Project in the Browse Basin, north of Broome.