ConocoPhillips became the second operator of an LNG production facility in Australia when its Darwin operation commenced production in 2006.
Raw gas from ConocoPhillips’ Bayu-Undan off shore field in the Timor Sea is processed at the Darwin LNG facility to produce liquefied natural gas by cooling it to a very low temperature. The gas is then kept refrigerated and stored on site before being transferred to LNG tankers weekly, which then deliver the gas to the Japanese market.
Situated 2.2 kilometres north of the Bayu-Undan platform complex and connected to it by four subsea pipelines, is a Floating Storage and Offloading facility (FSO) called the Liberdade. This FSO offloads propane, butane and condensate for sale to international markets.
ConocoPhillips is a joint venturer in the Australia Pacific LNG project in Queensland. The project involves the development of coal seam gas resources in the Surat and Bowen basins in central south west Queensland, a 520 kilometre transmission pipeline and a multi-train LNG facility on Curtis Island near Gladstone, Queensland. ConocoPhillips is responsible for the construction and operation of the Curtis Island facility.