Darwin LNG Terminal

Summary Information

  • Ownership: Conocophillips, Eni, Inpex, Santo, TEPCO, Tokyo Gas
  • Website: Darwin LNG
  • Location: Darwin, Australia
  • Capacity: 3.24 million tons/annum
  • Status: In Operation

Brief Description

  • A single train onshore LNG facility, 500 kilometre subsea pipeline and offshore production facilities

Technical Details

  • Storage capacity: A single Tank of 188,000 M3
  • Constructor: Bechtel
  • Licensor: Conocophillips

Ongoing Projects/Project Status

  • The partners intend to expand the facility

Suppliers / Customers

  • Suppliers: The gas comes from the Bayu-Undan gas field
  • Customers:
    • Tokyo Electric and Tokyo Gas individually manage transport of LNG from Darwin to Japan


  • 2003 - TEPCO and Tokyo Gas become partners
  • 2003 - Construction of the Darwin Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant began
  • 2004 - Bayu Undan Gas Field commissioned
  • 2005 - Inpex signs Sales and Purchase Agreement
  • 2006 - The plant was commissioned and LNG sales commenced

Other Information

  • The Darwin LNG facility has a single tank for LNG storage with a working capacity of 188,000 cubic metres
  • The Darwin LNG plant uses the ConocoPhillips Optimised Cascade® Process as the basis for its LNG technology
  • Bechtel was responsible for Engineering, procurement, construction, startup, and initial operation

Relevant Links

  1. Darwin LNG Project, Hydrocarbons Technology
  2. Darwin LNG Project, Bechtel
  3. Darwin Lng, Tokyo Gas
  4. Execution of LNG Sales and Purchase Agreement of Bayu-Undan
  5. Eni: start up production from Bayu-Undan field located between East Timor and Australia
  6. Official Participation in the Darwin LNG Project

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