Qatargas 3 Ras Laffan LNG Terminal
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Qatargas
  • Website: http://www.qatargas.com.qa/
    • Qatar Petroleum 68.5%
    • ConocoPhillips 30%
    • Mitsui & Co. Ltd 1.5%
  • Location: Ras Laffan Industrial City
  • Capacity: 7.8 million tons/annum
  • Status: In Operation

Brief Description

  • The Qatargas 3 project consists of a single LNG train with a capacity of 7.8 million tonnes per annum.

Technical Details

  • Storage capacity:
  • Constructor:
    • Chiyoda and Technip: Engineering, procurement and construction, the FEED + Acid Gas Removal & Sulphur Recovery Units
  • Licensor: Air Products proprietary APX process technology

Ongoing Projects/Project Status

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Suppliers / Customers

  • Suppliers: The feed gas comes from Qatar's North Gas Field, the largest offshore non-associated natural gas field in the world
  • Customers: The plan was to ship majority of the LNG to the USA

History

  • Heads of Agreement – July 2003
  • 2005 - FEED contracts awarded – January
  • 2005 - Air Products selected as technology licensor
  • 2005 - Ex-Im Bank approved a loan guarantee of up to $403.5 million to support the project - December
  • Onshore EPC awarded to Chiyoda/Technip – December 2005
  • Offshore Jackets Fabrication and Installation Award – December 2005
  • Foundation stone laid – April 2006
  • Offshore Topsides EPC award – June 2006
  • Offshore Pipeline Detailed Engineering Award – June 2006
  • Offshore Installation of two Wellhead Platform Jackets – September and November 2006
  • Rig arrived in the North Field and spudded its first well - May 2007
  • Installation of the first of three wellhead platform topsides - June 2009
  • Installation of the final wellhead platform topside - October 2009
  • 2010 - First cargo shipped

Other Information

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Relevant Links

  1. Terminal Webpage
  2. Conocophillips, Qatar
  3. Chiyoda LNG References
  4. ConocoPhillips announces first LNG shipment from Qatargas 3 project
  5. Chiyoda/Technip: New Contract for Two LNG Trains in Qatar
  6. Air Products To Provide New Ap-X™ Liquefaction Process Technology To Qatargas 3 And 4 Lng Trains In Qatar
  7. Ex-Im Bank Finances Qatargas 3 Liquid Natural Gas Complex

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