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Summary Information

  • Ownership: GLNG, (Santos, Petronas, Total, Kogas)
  • Website:
  • Location: Curtis Island, Gladstone, Queensland
  • Capacity: 10 million tons/annum (After 3 Trains Completed)
  • Status: In Operation

Brief Description

  • A large two train LNG facility which will utilise Coal Seam Methane
  • The terminal will share pipeline infrastructure with Australia Pacific LNG
  • The project includes three gas processing centres

Technical Details

  • Storage capacity:
  • Constructor:
    • Bechtel and Foster Wheeler: pre-Front End Engineering Design (pre-FEED)
    • Bechtel: Front End Engineering Design (FEED)
    • Saipem is to build the pipeline to transport the gas from the fields to the terminal
    • Fluor Corporation was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for upstream facilities
    • Jacobs: Commissioning and start up management support for Upstream
  • Licensor: Conocophillips

Ongoing Projects/Project Status

  • The final investment decision was taken in January 2011
  • The project recieved environmental approval from the Queensland State Government in May 2010
  • The first cargos are expected to be dispatched in 2015

Suppliers / Customers

  • Gas Supply:
    • The terminal will utilise coal seam gas (CSG) resources in the Bowen and Surat Basins in south-east Queensland, including Fairview Coal Seam Methane Gas Field, Arcadia, Roma and Scotia fields
    • Construction of a 420-kilometre gas transmission pipeline from the gas fields to Gladstone
    • Origin will supply GLNG with 365 petajoules (PJ) of gas or 100 terajoules (TJ) per day over 10 years at The Wallumbilla Natural Gas Hub, commencing in 2015. The gas will be sourced from Origin’s east coast portfolio
    • The Meridian SeamGas joint venture will supply gas over a 20 year period
  • Customers
    • GLNG has a binding offtake agreement to sell up to three million tonnes of LNG per annum to PETRONAS, which underpins its first LNG train.
    • Total will have the commitment to offtake 1.5 Mt/y of LNG, depending however on the result of ongoing discussions between the GLNG project and several Asian buyers
    • KOGAS has a take off agreement for 3.5 million tons per year.


  • May 2008 - Santos announced it had selected PETRONAS, one of the world’s largest LNG producers, to be its 40% partner
  • May 2010 - Fluor Australia was chosen as the preferred contractor for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work on the upstream facilities component of the project.
  • May 2010 - Project recieves environmental approval
  • Sept 2010 - Total acquires 20% of project
  • Oct 2010 - GLNG wins Federal environmental approval
  • Dec 2010 - Kogas signs a take off agreement, and agrees to become a partner in the project
  • Jan 2011 - Final investment decision taken
  • Jan 2011 - Fluor awarded EPC contract for upstream section
  • Jun 2011 - Wood Group Wagners awarded GLNG Pipeline Project Management Contract
  • Jan 2012 - Santos announced capital expenditure increases
  • 2013 - Agreement signed to share pipeline infrastructure with Australia Pacific LNG
  • 2014 - Supply agreement signed with Meridian Fields development
  • 2014 - Modules for first LNG train installed
  • 2014 - Pipeline commissioned
  • 2015 - First gas enters plant
  • 2015 - First LNG produced

Other Information

  • Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas is a pioneering project to convert coal seam gas (CSG) to liquefied natural gas, representing a major investment in a cleaner energy source for the future.
  • The Project includes
    • Drilling 2,650 wells over 25 years over 6,800sq km in the Surat and Bowen Basins
    • 435km of 42” diameter steel pipeline from Fairview gas fields to Gladstone
    • Three LNG train facility on Curtis Island with nominal capacity of 10mtpa
    • Export jetty and materials offloading facility on Curtis Island

Relevant Links

  1. Information from Santos
  2. Summary of Project from Petronas
  3. GLNG wins Queensland environmental approval
  4. Santos Awards Fluor Early Works Contract forGladstone LNG Project
  5. Santos appoints pre-FEED contractors for Gladstone LNG™
  6. Bechtel appointed downstream FEED contractor for GLNG
  7. Total Acquires a 20% Interest in GLNG Project
  8. GLNG wins Federal environmental approval
  9. GLNG signs binding LNG off-take agreement with KOGAS for 3.5 mtpa
  10. Australia - Total increases its interest in the GLNG project from 20% to 27.5%
  11. GLNG project sanctioned
  12. Saipem awarded new onshore contracts worth approximately $1 billion
  13. Fluor Awarded $3.5 Billion EPC Contract by Santos for Gladstone LNG Project in Australia
  14. Macmahon awarded civil works contract on Curtis Island
  15. Prime Minister Julia Gillard today officially launched works on the Santos GLNG liquefied natural gas plant
  16. Wood Group Wagners awarded GLNG Project Management Contract
  17. Origin announces major gas sales agreement with GLNG
  18. GLNG brings forward US$2.5 billion of upstream capital expenditure
  19. Jacobs Selected for Upstream Natural Gas Project in Australia
  20. GLNG Curtis Island plant records milestones
  21. Raising of LNG tank roof marks milestone on Santos GLNG project
  22. GLNG and Australia Pacific LNG sign upstream cooperation deal
  23. GLNG signs gas purchase agreement with Meridian joint venture
  24. Bechtel Completes Installation of Modules for LNG Train at Australian Facility
  25. Hydro-testing milestone at Santos GLNG
  26. Bechtel Puts LNG Tanks to the Test on Curtis Island Projects
  27. First gas into Santos GLNG pipeline
  28. Santos GLNG completes Fairview gas processing hub
  29. Santos GLNG installs final LNG train module
  30. Santos narrows GLNG start date
  31. Santos brings gas into GLNG Train 1
  32. GLNG starts LNG production on schedule

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