Shell has agreed to develop a new gas project in Australia’s waters. It concerns the Crux project northwest of Australia, where liquefied natural gas (LNG) will eventually come from.
That field is located about 190 kilometres from the coast of Australia.
Shell is collaborating on the project with the Australian SGH Energy. Five gas wells will be drilled in waters approximately 165 meters deep and a pipeline will connect Crux to the LNG production vessel Prelude, 160 kilometres away.
LNG production from Crux is planned to start in 2027.
According to Shell, gas from Crux will be supplied to Asian customers to help move away from coal for energy use. No financial details of the project have been disclosed.