Total has partnered with INPEX on many projects around the world. In 2006, Total entered into its first partnership with INPEX in Australia, buying a 24% share in a permit offshore Western Australia where INPEX had discovered the Ichthys gas and condensate field. Total has since bought an additional 6% in this resource, bringing its stake to 30%. The Ichthys LNG project, as it's now known, is currently in construction and over 80% complete, with LNG production due to start in the second half of 2017. Total has been working hard with INPEX and the other joint venture participants to safely bring this project to fruition.