30/05/2017 - News

Ichthys Explorer, world's largest semi-submersible platform arrives in Australian waters.


The Ichthys Explorer, the world’s largest semi-submersible platform has safely completed its 5,600 kilometre journey from Geoje, South Korea and has arrived in Australia waters at the Ichthys Field. Once the Central Processing Facility (CPF) is safely moored at Browse Basin, which is 200 kilometres off the north coast of Western Australia, hook up and commissioning operations will begin.


The CPF is the central hub for initial offshore processing of all well fluids delivered from an extensive 130 kilometre network of subsea well infrastructure.

Gas from the CPF will be sent though an 890 kilometre subsea pipeline to the onshore LNG facility, at Bladin Point, near Darwin for processing. Most condensate and water from the CPF will be transferred to a nearby floating production, storage and offloading facility (FPSO), the Ichthys Venturer.


The Ichthys LNG Project incorporates some of the world’s largest and most advanced offshore facilities with an continuous operating life of more than 40 years.