JX Nippon Acquires Participating Interest in PRL15 (Papua LNG Project) from TotalEnergies

Source Press Release
Company ENEOS Holdings, Inc.TotalEnergies SE 
Tags LNG & Gas Storage/Processing, Asset Deals, Deals
Date June 05, 2023

JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, JX  Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration (Papua LNG), has concluded a Farm-in Agreement with TotalEnergies EP PNG, a wholly owned subsidiary of  TotalEnergies SE, in respect of a 2.58% (Pre-Papua New Guinea State Back-In) participating interest in PRL15 (Papua LNG project) located onshore in Papua New Guinea. This transaction is subject to the approval of Department of Petroleum and Energy of Papua New Guinea.

Papua LNG project is the second LNG project in Papua New Guinea with planned production capacity of 5.6 million metric tons of LNG per year. Papua LNG project plans to commercialize natural gas of onshore Elk-Antelope gas fields in Gulf Province. The gas will be transported via pipeline to Caution Bay near Port Moresby, where e-trains will be built in the existing PNG LNG liquefaction plant site. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is included as a part of the development plan and the native CO2 will be removed at the upstream Central Processing Facilities and reinjected in the reservoirs from day 1.

With the full support of the government of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, activities relating to FEED, LNG marketing and financing are progressing. Papua LNG partners are targeting to achieve the Final Investment Decision by the end of 2023 or early 2024 with a target of first LNG cargo by the end of 2027 or early 2028.

Demand for LNG as a 'transition energy' is expected to remain strong globally. Papua LNG project will be our 4th LNG project following Malaysia LNG Tiga Project, Tangguh LNG Project in Indonesia, and first LNG project in Papua New Guinea, PNG LNG project.

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