Shell has not announced when the Prelude floating LNG vessel will be operational.

Asco Group wins Prelude FLNG contract


DARWIN, April 29, 2015 – UK oilfield support services company Asco Group has won a contract to manage operations and maintenance logistics requirements for Shell’s Prelude floating LNG project in Australia.

The contract scope includes the management of the super-major’s onshore supply base, the transport of inventory within the country and supply vessel support for the facility through a dedicated marine supply base in Darwin, in Australia’s Northern Territory.

The supply base incorporates 6,500 square metres of warehousing space, 30,000 square metres of storage yards and offices to support base operations.


The Prelude vessel will be located off Western Australia. It will have a capacity to process around 3.6 million tonnes per year (tpy) of LNG, 1.3 million tpy of condensate and 400,000 tpy of LPG.

The date for initial production from the Prelude vessel is yet to be determined, but general consensus is that the facility should be operational sometime in 2017.


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