Located in the Browse Basin offshore north-west Australia, the Ichthys Field first revealed its potential as a world-class gas project in 2000. Since then, resource estimates have grown to 12.8 trillion cubic feet of gas and 527 million barrels of high value condensate. The project is a Joint Venture between INPEX (Operator), major partner TOTAL and the Australian subsidiaries of Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Chubu Electric and Toho Gas.
In September 2008 Darwin was selected as the site for the onshore LNG processing facility. When complete the Ichthys Project will consist of a semi-submersible central processing facility (CPF), an inter connected floating, production, storage and offtake (FPSO) vessel, 885km of subsea pipeline and a two train onshore LNG facility on Darwin’s Middle Arm Peninsula. The project is now in the construction phase, following a Final Investment Decision in January 2012.
This enormous project will introduce a wealth of jobs plus training and business opportunities for the region. It will introduce new infrastructure and advanced technology and broaden the building capacity for the nation’s energy industry. If you’re looking for a chance to contribute to a project that will have an enduring impact on the progress of Australia, this is it.