Qatargas 4 Ras Laffan LNG Terminal
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Qatargas
    • Qatar Petroleum, 70%,
    • Shell, 30%
  • Website:
  • Location: Ras Laffan Industrial City
  • Capacity: 7.8 million tons/annum
  • Status: In Operation

Brief Description

  • A large single train liquifaction unit

Technical Details

  • Storage capacity:
  • Constructor: Chiyoda/Technip joint venture
  • Licensor: Air Products proprietary APX process technology

Ongoing Projects/Project Status

  • The project has been completed

Suppliers / Customers

  • Suppliers: The upstream infrastructure consists of three unmanned platforms, up to 33 wells and two subsea pipelines on the North Gas Field, all of which are complete and are shared with Qatargas 3. Qatargas 4 produces 1.4 billion standard cubic feet of gas a day, delivering 7.8 million tonnes per annum of LNG and 70,000 barrels per day of condensate and liquefied petroleum gas.
  • Customers: USA, UK, China, India and Dubai


  • FEED contracts awarded – January 2005
  • Heads of Agreement – February 2005
  • 2005 - Air Products selected as technology licensor
  • Onshore EPC awards – December 2005
  • Foundation stone laid – April 2006
  • PIM issued to lenders – July 2006
  • Offshore Topsides EPC awards – July 2006
  • Offshore installation of wellhead platform jackets - September and November 2006
  • Sales and Purchase Agreement signed - July 2007
  • Financing closed - July 2007
  • 2011 - First cargo is shipped
  • 2013 - Qatargas signs supply agreement with Petronas

Other Information

  • The LNG Qatargas 4 produces will be transported to market via a fleet of eight ships, each with a capacity in the range of 210,000 – 266,000 cubic metres, operated by Nakilat with the support of STASCO

Relevant Links

  1. Chiyoda LNG References
  2. Terminal Webpage
  3. Qatargas 4, Shell
  4. Qatar Petroleum and Shell announce formation of the Qatargas 4 joint venture company and the signing of the LNG sale and purchas
  5. PetroChina, Qatargas and Shell sign first long-term Qatar – China LNG deal
  6. Chiyoda/Technip: New Contract for Two LNG Trains in Qatar
  7. Air Products To Provide New Ap-X™ Liquefaction Process Technology To Qatargas 3 And 4 Lng Trains In Qatar
  8. Qatargas and Shell send first Qatargas 4 cargo to India
  9. Qatargas signed a Sales and Purchasing Agreement to supply LNG to Centrica
  10. Qatargas and PETRONAS LNG (UK) sign 5-year Sales and Purchase Agreement

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