BP starts commercial operation of expanded Tangguh LNG facility in Indonesia

BP and its partners have shipped the first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the newly constructed third liquefaction train at the Tangguh LNG facility in Indonesia.

Safely loaded and sailed, the cargo will be delivered to PLN (Persero), which is an Indonesian state-owned power generator.

The milestone marks the start of full commercial operation of Train 3 of the Tangguh LNG project located in Papua Barat.

The commencement of Tangguh Train 3 operations will contribute an additional 3.8 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG production capacity to the pre-existing two-train facility. It raises the total plant capacity of the LNG facility to 11.4mtpa.

BP’s subsidiary BP Berau is the operator of the Tangguh project with a stake of 40.22% alongside its affiliates in Indonesia.

Other production sharing contract partners include MI Berau (16.3%), CNOOC Muturi Limited (13.9%), Nippon Oil Exploration (Berau) with 12.23% stake, KG Berau Petroleum and KG Wiriagar Petroleum (10%), and Indonesia Natural Gas Resources Muturi (7.35%).

The partners are now advancing towards the upcoming stage of development at Tangguh, which is the UCC project. This project involves the incorporation of carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) technology to aid in the reduction of CO2 emissions.