Client Login | Contact us
Skip Navigation LinksHome > Services > LNG News > Show Detail News
Chiyoda selected for Qatargas expansion project’s FEED
Qatargas expansion project aimed to produce additional 23 MMT/Y of LNG, raising Qatar’s total production capacity from 77 MMT/Y to 100 MMT/Y by the end of 2023.
Qatar Petroleum announced that it has selected Chiyoda to deliver FEED of the onshore facilities of the Qatargas expansion project which aimed to produce additional 23 MMT/Y of LNG, raising Qatar’s total production capacity from 77 MMT/Y to 100 MMT/Y by the end of 2023.
The FEED scope of work will provide the basic design for the addition of three 7.8 MMT/Y LNG production trains with associated pre-investment to add a fourth LNG train in the future, Qatar Petroleum said, adding that the planned onshore facilities will receive approximately 4.6 BCF/D of feed gas from the southern sector of Qatar’s North Field, which is the largest single non-associated gas field in the world.
The processing of the feed gas will also produce approximately 3,000 MT/D of ethane as feedstock to a petrochemical development in Qatar, 185,000 bbl/d of condensate, and 8,500-MT/D of LPG, in addition to approximately 12-MT/D of pure helium.
Earlier, market sources had revealed that Qatargas shelved plans to debottleneck its existing production as it will instead build three new greenfield liquefaction trains, rather than two trains as originally planned. A final investment decision on the new production is expected in late 2019 or early 2020.
Smiley face


On 31-May-2017, Chiyoda announced that it has signed an agreement with Qatar Petroleum for conducting a detailed study to identify the modifications that are required for debottlenecking the capacity of Qatar’s LNG trains in Ras Laffan “in order to process additional quantities of gas that will be produced from the planned new North Field gas project.”
The study is expected to be completed before the end of this year, which will allow QP to kick off the FEED work early next year, if it concludes that this option will achieve the optimum value for the State of Qatar, Chiyoda said in its statement.
"This agreement provides Qatar Petroleum with the option of increasing its LNG production with minimum investment, by leveraging the existing massive, world-class infrastructure and valuable synergies available in Ras Laffan Industrial City," Saad S. Al-Kaabi QP CEO said, adding that “Qatar Petroleum is determined to continue its lead position in the gas industry with its expansion plans, both inside and outside the State of Qatar."
Last month, Qatar Petroleum announced its intention to develop a new gas project in the southern sector of the North Field with a capacity of about 2 BCF/D for export.

Source(s) Image courtesy of QG