Qatargas 1 consists of three onshore LNG trains with a total combined capacity of 10 million tonnes (mtpa) per annum.
The Qatargas offshore production, separation and treatment facilities on the North Field are located about 80 kilometers North-East of Qatar’s mainland.
Twenty production wells have been drilled and completed to supply 1,600 million standard cubic feet (45 million cubic meters) of raw natural gas per day from the field’s reservoir, underneath the seabed.
The processed gas is transferred to shore with the associated condensate via a single 32-inch sub-sea pipeline, where it becomes the feedstock for the onshore LNG plant.
The Onshore LNG plant occupies a site within Ras Laffan Industrial City on a plot of land 3.7 square kilometers in area. The onshore plant consists of three LNG trains. Each of the trains is 300 metres long and the trains process the natural gas into the export product known as Liquefied Natural Gas or LNG.
The current capacity of 10 million mtpa of LNG is the result of a successful debottlenecking project completed in 2005. The original nameplate capacity of the trains was two mtpa each.
Facts and figures about Qatargas 1:
Three trains each with a capacity of 3.2 mtpa
Number of ships
11 ships of about 135,000 m3
First cargo shipped
Japan and Spain